Donegal minors defeat Sligo in challenge

Donegal minors defeat Sligo in challenge

Donegal minors warmed up for their Ulster championship game against Fermanagh or Antrim (set for Sunday 29th May, 7 p.m.) with a competitive challenge game with Sligo in Ballyshannon on Tuesday evening.

Donegal prevailed in a game of three 25 minute periods by 3-14 to 3-10. However, the negative side was the knee injury picked up by full-back, Aaron McCrea, which will leave him doubtful for that Ulster championship game.

Manager Shaun Paul Barrett gave all his available players a run out and one of the standout performances came from Eoghan McGettigan at full-forward, scoring 2-2.

The manager will be hoping that his players come through the club championship games this weekend unscathed and he will probably have another challenge before the Ulster Championship game. Shane McGrath of Aodh Ruadh was togged out for the first time since being hospitalised with illness, but should be back in contention in the next few weeks.

The starting team in Ballyshannon was: Gavin Mulreany; Daniel Lyons, Aaron McCrea, Mark Curran; Brian O’Donnell (0-1), JD Boyle, Odhran Shields; Jason McGee (0-3), Ciaran Gallagher (0-1); Nathan Boyle (0-1), Niall O’Donnell (0-2), Enda McCormack (1-0); Peadar Mogan, Eoghan McGettigan (2-2), Jack Flannery (0-1). Among the subs used were Odhran McFadden (0-1), Oisin Rooney (0-1), Aaron Deeney (0-1).