Ladies looking for venue for Laois game

Ladies looking for venue for Laois game

Donegal manager Michael Naughton’s biggest headache earlier this week was finding a venue for Sunday’s Lidl Ladies National Football League meeting with Laois.

The game is a home tie for Donegal and speaking to the Democrat on Tuesday afternoon, the Donegal boss was at his wits end as he drew blank after blank in his search for a playing pitch.

“Managing the team is the easy part of the job at the moment,” an exasperated Naughton told the Democrat.

“We were hoping to get Bundoran but they told me that it was very wet and as things stood it was highly unlikely that it would be playable by the weekend,” added the Donegal boss. “MacCumhaill Park, Convoy and Castlefin are currently closed so we have enquires out with St Eunan’s and Red Hugh's.

“If we draw a blank with those we face the prospect of taking Laois to the north of the county to either Buncrana, Carndonagh or Moville. But putting the extra journey on Laois  is something we are anxious to avoid if we can at all.”

Donegal won their opening game last weekend away to Westmeath, thanks three late goals in a storming final quarter as they came from five points down at half-time.

The Donegal boss will not finalise his team until after training tomorrow night (Friday) but did not rule out changes from last Sunday’s 3-4 to 0-8 win over the Midlanders.

“With the exception of Karen Guthrie we have everybody we had last Sunday and we may make one or two changes in personnel and in positional changes.

Laois were relegated at the end of last season and lost their opening game to Clare.