Donegal get set for Dublin showdown


Donegal get set for Dublin showdown

Donegal will meet Dublin in the All Ireland quarter-final at Croke Park in one of two last eight ties at GAA headquarters on Saturday.

Tyrone and Mayo will meet at 4pm with Donegal playing Dublin at 6pm.

And with the match set to be a sell-out, Donegal supporters are expected to travel in big numbers in the hope that their team can cause an upset against the reigning All Ireland champions.

Donegal captain, Michael Murphy, was happy with his team’s win over Cork in Saturday’s Round 4 qualifier.

“Mentally the reaction was very good out there today,” he said after the game.

“The performance wasn’t brilliant, it’s nothing that Dublin are going to be too feared about. But at the end of the day for us, it was about getting back on track again and we’ve achieved that aim.

He added: “The game was in the melting point into the second half but we stood up and we achieved what we came down here today and to get back on track.”

Patrick McBrearty hit 11 points in a man of the match display.

“Paddy was very good and I thought himself and Michael worked really well,” Donegal manager, Rory Gallagher said.

“Overall we got a good bit of ball into him.

“Look, I’m delighted for Patrick, he’s an exceptional talent and he works really hard on his game.”