McGuinness delighted with Donegal League win

Donegal held off a superb second half comeback from Laois to claim the Football League Division 2 title at Croke Park on Sunday. Leading at one stage in the second half by eight points, 2-7 to 0-5, after Michael Murphy (penalty) and Colm McFadden had scored their goals, Donegal went 20 minutes without a score in the second half and allowed Laois back into the game. Laois’ comeback was sparked when Donegal were reduced to 14 men when Adrian Hanlon was sent off in the 42nd minute.The O’Moore men then kicked seven points in a row to reduce the gap to a single point with ten minutes left, but Donegal, thanks to points from their experienced trio of McFadden, Rory Kavanagh and Kevin Cassidy had just about enough to hold off Laois at the death.

Donegal Manager Jim Mc Guinness spoke with Charlie Collins after the win.