Bonner credits Donegal's character

July 21, 2019

Donegal boss Declan Bonner during his side's drawn Super 8s clash with Kerry

Donegal boss Declan Bonner hailed his players’ character after this evening’s thrilling Super 8s draw with Kerry.

It finished 1-20 apiece at Croke Park thanks to Michael Murphy’s 76th minute free which sets up a winner takes all showdown between the Ulster champions and Mayo in a fortnight’s time.

Speaking to RTE Sport afterwards, Bonner felt that the result was a fair one between the teams.

"It was some match, no doubt about it," said the Tir Chonaill boss. "Both teams went at it, and I think, at the end of the day, a draw was probably a fair result.

"We had our chances, and so had Kerry, but a point means we still have to go to Castlebar in two weeks' time to get a result.

"For the neutrals out there, and probably for all the spectators, it was a great game of football.”

He added: "These lads are moving in the right direction, but there's a lot of work still to be done. They had to dig deep. They showed great character, but it's still only a point."

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