Returning Donegal manager, Jim McGuinness, has revealed five county players came to his adopted Creeslough the day after the defeat to Tyrone.
Speaking exclusively to the Irish Times, the Glenties man said one of them, Paddy McBrearty, came directly to his house for a ‘really long’ chat.
“That did pull at the heartstrings,” McGuinness said.
“There was a desire to change things and climb the ladder again and make things different. That emotional part was important. Then a few days later there was contact with the whole squad so that was a big part of it. At the end of the day, it’s your own county.”
Asked if he had any hopes of Michael Murphy coming out of retirement, he said: “I certainly wouldn’t be closing a door on him. I imagine he’ll be as strong as ever in the club championship.”
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