Patrick McBrearty says it’s a great honour to be named captain of the Donegal side as he looks towards Sunday’s league opener.
The Kilcar man was recently appointed captain of Paddy Carr’s side, succeeding Michael Murphy, and will lead the team as they take on All-Ireland champions Kerry on Sunday.
“Great honour, it’s going to be a proud day on Sunday,” McBrearty said.
“You never think you’re going to take up this role when Michael’s around but since he retired I suppose things opened up and I was delighted when Paddy and Aidan told me.”
Donegal are faced with a tough task on Sunday, as they welcome the best team in the country to Mac Cumhaill Park, but a home tie, and with Kerry missing more than half of the side that started in their final win over Galway.
“There’s seven games to be played, you try and go out and win all them games,” McBrearty added.
“Starting with Kerry now will be a good place to get two points and look towards Tyrone in Omagh next Sunday, but if we get two points on Sunday it’ll really set us off nicely.
“We’ll try and do more than stay up in Division 1 but we’ll take every game as it comes.”
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