Jim McGuinness and Donegal are to have four games in Division One of the National Football League in 2012.
The initial draft fixtures will see Donegal open their league campaign at Pairc an Iuir, Newry on Saturday 4th February away to Down.
After that they will have Laois as their first home game, while they will have two glamour away ties against Dublin and Kerry.
Their other home games are against Cork, Mayo and Armagh.
The proposed schedule of games is as follows:
Sat 4th Feb: Down v Donegal
Sun 12 Feb: Donegal v Laois
Sun 4th March: Donegal v Cork
Sun 11th March: Kerry v Donegal
Sun 18th March: Donegal v Mayo
Sat 24th March: Dublin v Donegal
Sun 8th April: Donegal v Armagh
The schedule has to be finalised by the participating counties. The proposed fixtures have no home Donegal games under lights, but that could change.
It is expected that the finalised programme will be released in the coming weeks.