Donegal should have an
injury-free panel for Clones

Alan Foley

Reporter:

Alan Foley

Donegal should have an 
injury-free panel for Clones
Jim McGuinness is likely to have a full deck to choose from in the Ulster final as his panel came through the weekend unscathed.

Jim McGuinness is likely to have a full deck to choose from in the Ulster final as his panel came through the weekend unscathed.

The Donegal manager will be relieved to have seen a number of his players declare their fitness ahead of the final against Monaghan in Clones on Sunday week.

Karl Lacey, Colm McFadden and Paddy McGrath were the only three absentees.

Footballer of the Year Lacey sat out Four Masters’ 1-12 to 1-6 win over Malin in Donegal Town on Saturday but the 28-year-old is said to be making good progress after keyhole surgery to knee cartilage last month.

McFadden was rested but wasn’t missed as his St Michael’s team hammered Naomh Conaill 5-10 to 1-10 in Dunfanaghy.

McGrath has been suffering from Gilmore’s Groin in recent weeks and wasn’t risked for Ardara in their 1-13 to 0-7 loss against St Eunan’s at Pearse Park.

Neil Gallagher was due to return to training following knee ligament strain.

Goalkeeper Michael Boyle returned to the Termon team for the RTE Raidió na Gaeltachta SFC 1-10 to 1-9 loss against Gaoth Dobhair in Magheragallon following a virus.

Neil McGee was dismissed for the home team for two yellow cards.

Adrian Hanlon lined out for Dungloe as they exited the championship after losing 0-15 to 0-10 to Killybegs, while Ryan Bradley wore the Buncrana colours in their 3-7 to 3-7 draw at Aodh Ruadh in the Intermediate Championship.

Group winners Gaoth Dobhair join St Eunan’s, MacCumhaill’s and Kilcar will be in one pot for Tuesday’s draw, which will be live at 11.30am on RTE Raidio na Gaeltachta from their Derrybeg studio.

Runners-up Killybegs, Malin, Ardara and Glenswilly will be in the second pot.