RORY KAVANAGH was very much the elder statesman for St Eunan’s on Sunday, but the former Donegal star is relishing the role of guiding the black and amber’s emerging crop.
A fine 3-14 to 2-9 win over Gaoth Dobhair on Sunday showed the promise of Richard Thornton’s team.
Both teams were shy several regulars, but Kavanagh believes now is the time for the teeth to cut.
“You have to see who you can trust in the Championship,” Kavanagh told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub.
“You need to know that they’ll stand up in the heat of the battle. Especially against teams like Gaoth Dobhair, you have to see if they can go out and perform.”
“It’s changed times. There aren’t as many recognisable faces in there. It’s good. There is plenty of talent coming through. We have to give these boys time to develop and find their feet. It won’t happen overnight.”
Eóin McGeehin was the hat-trick hero for St Eunan’s, who twice held an 11-point lead in the game.
Kavanagh said: “We were very economical. That was one big positive. Teams don’t give away too much, but that was positive for us because we had so many young guys on the field.”
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