Mickey McCann spoke about the unresolved issue of the Conor McGurk Cup final after today’s Division 2B League game.
Donegal began their League campaign today and with the McGurk Cup final yet to be played, but McCann is focused on the League campaign now.
The final was due to be played against Ulster University at the Dub in Belfast on Tuesday, but with London to face in the League next weekend, the fixture congestion is something the Donegal manager wants to be dealing with
“I was chatting to the organisers and it’s definitely not going to suit us on Tuesday night,” he said.
“It could possibly be played during one of the breaks in the League, it’ll still be a Tuesday night fixture but it’ll not be for a couple of weeks yet.
“It’s a pre-season competition and it’s good for us but you don’t want it to be interfering with your National League setup and picking up injuries midweek and with two matches, Sligo and London, you just don’t need a game in between.”
Donegal began their League campaign with a win at O’Donnell Park today, beating Sligo by 1-16 to 0-15, and they looked in control of the game.
But Sligo kept fighting back and despite winning by four points, McCann believes they still have a lot to work on.
“We knew there was nothing in the two teams, I felt when we got seven up we might’ve pushed on but as Sligo do they came back at us again.
“If we conceded a goal there we would’ve been under pressure and in fairness Sligo’s shooting was that bit off too, they missed a lot of wides so we’re happy to get away with the two points but we’ve a lot to work on.”
“We played some nice stuff but we were a bit jittery and a lot of unforced errors in the first half too giving away cheap possession, and on a different day that could’ve hurt.
“There’s a lot to tidy up on but first day out, you can play as many challenge games as you want but it’s different set up when you go into the National League.
“You have to win your home games and we targeted this for two points and we got that and move on to London next week.