Donegal GAA officials, players, management and supporters will be keeping their fingers crossed tonight as the Ulster Council make their decision on the venue for the important Ulster Champioinship clash of Donegal and Tyrone on Sunday, 26th May.
Much of the work on increasing the capacity at MacCumhaill Park up to around 18,000 has been completed and it is now up to the Fixtures Committee of the Ulster Council to make their decision.
Donegal will be represented on that committee tonight by Ulster Council delegate Pat Conaghan.
Speaking to the Democrat earlier today, county chairman, Sean Dunnion, said “they were quite hopeful” that the game would be played at MacCumhaill Park.
Much work has been done in recent weeks to ensure that capacity is brought up to the required capacity. The work will cost in the region of 130,000 euro.
The Donegal-Tyrone game is probably the biggest game in the entire All-Ireland championship. As reigning All-Ireland champions, Donegal have defeated Tyrone in the last two Ulster semi-finals and now they are set to meet in the first round.
The Donegal management team have made it quite clear that they want to play the game at home.
Tonight Ulster Council officials will make that decision and given the work that has been done at MacCumhaill Park, it would be hugely disappointing if Donegal were denied the right to play their home game there.