Brendan Devenney was far from impressed with the fare served up by Gaoth Dobhair and St Eunan's in their Donegal SFC Group A first round clash at Magheragallon yesterday.
Defensive football was the order of the day as the sides fought out a dour 1-3 to 0-6 draw. St Eunan's led by 0-4 to 0-2 at half-time, but reigning county and Ulster champions salvaged a share of the spoils thanks to an Odhran MacNiallais goal eight minutes from the end.
Former county star Devenney lamented the lack of attacking football on display:
The big game in the donegal champ Gweedore v st Eunans. Large crowd here in Magheragallon 25 min in eunans equalize 2-2— brendan devenney (@brendandevenney) September 8, 2019
Gripping stuff 😫#blanketfuckingdefense
Gweedore 1-3 st eunans 0-6 FT.— brendan devenney (@brendandevenney) September 8, 2019
Here’s an idea , the 2 teams go at it....maybe a 1-13 to 16 instead. let the talent play!! Playing with fear n numbers creates a really poor spectacle
There were wins for St Michael's, Sean MacCumhaill's, Naomh Conaill, Milford, Bundoran and Kilcar in the other first round games, while Michael Murphy's late free earned Glenswilly a 0-14 to 1-11 draw with 14-man Glenfin.Tweet