Monday, April 23, 2007

At long last..we've done it!

Yesterday was a history making day. Not only did I manage to spend 24 hours in Cahir at a party and not drink, but Donegal won their first ever football national league title.

To a lot of counties this may be trivial but when you have played in 13 finals in 15 years and won none of them, to win anything is special.

The mad thing is that Donegal have done a lot of things first in GAA that are forgotton. Im not sure of the exact year, but when Donegal played hurling in Croke Park in the 1920's they were the first team to wear numbers on their shirts in Croker (if you dont believe me ask Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh who said it on the radio).

In the 1970's during an All-Ireland Semi-Final Donegal had a penalty. The wind moved the ball from the spot and as the Donegal man replaced the ball the ref gave a free out for not asking him could he replace the ball. We lost that semi-final.
Its great to have won this title since our only other victory was the 1992 All-Ireland final. Since then we have lost every Ulster, McKenna Cup and League final we played in. This should give us great heart for the Championship First Round v Armage in late May.
Well done lads.....

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