Joe Kernan has named three Donegal players in the Ulster side that take on Connacht in the M Donnelly Football Inter-provincial Championship semi-final at Markievicz Park in Sligo on Sunday (throw-in 2pm).
First-timer Neil McGee from Gaoth Dobhair has been named at full-back, while fellow All-Star, Four Masters’ Karl Lacey, will start at left-corner back, with St Eunan’s Rory Kavanagh at centre-field.
Ulster won the football title when the inter-pros were last staged in 2009, while Leinster meet Munster in the other semi-final at Parnell Park on Sunday. The football final will be played on February 26.
Ulster team: 1 Brendan McVeigh (Down); 2 Brendan Donaghy (Armagh),3 Neil McGee (Donegal), 4 Karl Lacey (Donegal); 5 Ciaran McKeever (Armagh), 6 Darren Hughes (Monaghan) Captain, 7 James Loughery (Antrim); 8 Dan Gordan (Down), 9 Rory Kavanagh (Donegal); 10 Danny Hughes (Down), 11 Mark Poland (Down), 12 Peter Harte (Tyrone);
13 Martin Penrose (Tyrone), 14 Benny Colter (Down), 15 Owen Mulligan (Tyrone).
Subs: 16 John Devine (Tyrone), 17 Joe McMahon (Tyrone), 18 Cathal McCarron (Tyrone),
19 Thomas McCann (Antrim), 20 Vincent Corey (Monaghan), 21 Owen Lennon (Monaghan),
22 Paul Finley (Monaghan), 23 Conleth Gilligan (Derry)
24 Ciaran Hughes (Monaghan)