WITH the Donegal All-Ireland winning panel enjoying a well earned break in Dubai this week, they will face a tough schedule on return.
It is likely that most of the established players will sit out the Dr. McKenna Cup but they will face a tough National League with four games away this year, starting four weeks from Saturday next against Kildare in Croke Park.
The Dr. McKenna Cup fixtures are - away to Fermanagh (Jan 9), home to Monaghan (Jan 13) and home to St. Mary’s (Jan. 16
The full list of National League games is:
Sat Feb 2: Kildare v Donegal (Croke Park, 5.15)
Sat Feb 9: Donegal v Down (MacCumhaill Park, 7.00)
Sun March 3: Tyrone v Donegal (Omagh, 2.00)
Sun March 10: Donegal v Kerry (MacCumhaill Park, 2.00)
Sat March 16: Cork v Donegal (Pairc Ui Rinn, 5.00)
Sun March 24: Mayo v Donegal (Castlebar, 2.30)
Sun April 7: Donegal v Dublin (MacCumhaill Park, 3.00)