DONEGAL GET PREPARED FOR A
SHOWDOWN AT BREFFNI PARK

DONEGAL GET PREPARED FOR A
SHOWDOWN AT BREFFNI PARK
It is all systems go as the final countown begins to the Ulster Championship semi-final when Donegal meet Down in Breffni Park on Sunday next.

It is all systems go as the final countown begins to the Ulster Championship semi-final when Donegal meet Down in Breffni Park on Sunday next.

News that Donegal are planning without two All-Stars Karl Lacey and Neil Gallagher is worrying but, no doubt, plans will be put in place to make sure that their absence is not felt.

For Jim McGuinness and Donegal, the Ulster championship has been on their priority list and with the possibility of a third Ulster final on the agenda, nothing will be left to chance.

The squad had their final concentrated period of preparation at the weekend, coming together in Downings on Saturday and Sunday.

Will Michael Murphy be used as a midfield alternative to Neil Gallagher or will it be Ryan Bradley or Martin McElhinney who lines out beside Rory Kavanagh?

Declan Walsh is likely to continue to deputise for Karl Lacey, which means that there is likely to be no change to starting defence from that which played Tyrone. News that Frank McGlynn has shaken off a hamstring injury and will be fit to take his place.

Ross Wherity will be pushing for a starting berth after making such an impression on his introduction against Tyrone, but if David Walsh is fit to start and with the likely return of Mark McHugh, changes are likely be kept to a minimum.

TICKETS

Donegal have received 9,340 tickets for the game and along with the season ticket holders in Donegal, the allocation is almost 10,000. Of those 1,070 are stand tickets.

Donegal chairman, Sean Dunnion, said that it is not expected that there will be any shortage.

It is likely that Donegal may receive a further allocation later in the week if it is required.

Tickets will be distributed through clubs in the county this week.