first_imgRTE pundit and former Kerry legend Pat Spillane believes Donegal have reached the end of the road and does not believe they will win the All-Ireland. Spillane has always been openly critical of Donegal’s defensive system since it was introduced by Jim McGuinness in 2011.The ‘system’ led Donegal to THREE Ulster titles, and one All-Ireland – while they narrowly missed out on winning another All-Ireland last season against Kerry. However, Spillane feels Donegal’s defeat against Monaghan showed that they’re running on empty and look like a tired team.Spillane insisted it would be wrong to write them off completely but doesn’t think they have an All-Ireland in them.In his column in the Sunday World, Spillane wrote, “While it would be unfair to write off Donegal’s chances after one below-par performance, frankly I don’t see them winning the All-Ireland in 2015.“Their performance against Monaghan – particularly in the second quarter – was so unlike them. There was no intensity in their play and their shooting was uncharacteristically wayward.“After three tough matches they looked a tired team. They were tactically inflexible and one-dimensional and the bottom line is that when Michael Murphy struggles so does the team.“Having just come through a gruelling, four-match schedule in the Ulster series, which involved matches against three teams that played in Division One this season, they will probably have to beat Galway, Mayo, Dublin and possibly Kerry to win the All-Ireland.Even at their peak I doubt if they would have been capable of that feat.  SPILLANE – “DONEGAL HAVE REACHED THE END OF THE ROAD” was last modified: July 26th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:newsSportlast_img

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