Hurlers close forgettable series

Donegal bring down the curtain on their league campaign away to Sligo, this Sunday in Markievicz Park in Sligo.

Donegal bring down the curtain on their league campaign away to Sligo, this Sunday in Markievicz Park in Sligo.

And after four defeats out from their five games in the campaign including last weekend’s heavy nine point drubbing by Louth in O’Donnell Park, Donegal will be anxious to take something out of Sunday’s encounter with the Yeat’s County.

Andrew Wallace who was short a number of key players last weekend expects to have Joe Boyle, Enda McDermott and Eugene Organ back, but will have to still plan without the versatile Mickey McCann who missed last the Louth game with a hamstring injury.

Full-back Colm Breathnach,, who suffered an injury against Louth and spent a number of hours in hospital on Sunday evening with a neck and back injury is also unlikely to feature either.

Donegal won just one of their five games and that was against Monaghan and is more than probably enough to secure their position in 3B for another season.

With just one team making the drop and with Monaghan, who entertain table toppers Mayo in Clones on Sunday afternoon unlikely to inflict a first defeat of the season on the Westerners, Donegal barring the mother and father of all shocks in Clones are safe.

Sligo, like Donegal, have just two points on the table as well also from their meeting with Monaghan. Despite last weekend’s heavy defeat to Louth, Donegal are above their Sunday opponents on score average and they will be anxious to main that position come Sunday evening.

Donegal and Sligo games in recent seasons have been close enough affairs though the Connacht men did inflict a pretty heavy defeat on Andrew Wallace and his men in the corresponding game last year, also in Markievicz Park.

With their league status secured both counties have already turned their attention to their respective championships which are only two weeks’ away.

Donegal are in the Lory Meagher and face a tricky away assignment against Warwickshire on Saturday week next, April 23, while on the same day Sligo host Louth.