DONEGAL GAA

Donegal Masters team seek All-Ireland final spot when they meet Dublin on Saturday

Peter Campbell

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Peter Campbell

Donegal Masters team seek All-Ireland final spot when they meet Dublin on Saturday

Paul Gallagher of Naomh Muire in action for Donegal Masters

The Donegal Masters take on Dublin this Saturday in Lacken (Co. Cavan) with a place in the All-Ireland Masters' final at stake (3.30).
The game is part of a double header with Sligo against Tyrone the curtain raiser (1.30).
After losing out to Mayo in the semi-final last year, Val Murray is hoping that he can go one step further, but is under no illusion as to the task facing Donegal on Saturday.
"Dublin have come back into the Masters competition and they are a serious outfit with a number of former intercounty players on board such as Ray Cosgrove, Peadar Andrews and Shane Ryan.
"We don't know too much about them apart from the fact that they are putting up big scores and have been very dominant," said Murray.
"But we have had a good season and we are really looking forward to the game."
Donegal have had a comfortable run to the semi-final and in recent weeks they had challenge games in the Joe Brolly Charity Match in Fintra and also against Mayo.
There is no doubt but that the top four teams in the Masters competition are in the semi-final. Mayo are the defending champions, having defeated Sligo in the final last year.
Donegal's path to the final included wins over Monaghan, London, Down, Antrim and Tyrone with their only defeat to Cavan when they had already qualified.
Saturday's games will not have extra-time with any replays to be played on the following Saturday, 25th.

DONEGAL PANEL
Paul McGonigle (Buncrana), Eddie Gallagher (St. Naul's), Paul McGlynn (Glenfin), Benny Cassidy (Four Masters), John McFadden (Glenswilly), Ross Brady (Kilcar), Martin McShane (Ardara), Sean McDaid (Urris), Charlie Doherty (Naomh Muire), Liam Breen (Glenfin), Charlie Gallagher (Four Masters), Eamonn Doherty (Ardara), Shaun Boyce (MacCumhaill's), Paul Gallagher (Naomh Muire), David McShane (Kilcar), Brian McCabe (St. Naul's), Seamus Ferry (Naomh Muire), Maurice McBride (Naomh Muire), Charlie Bonner (Glenswilly), Gerard McGrenra (Glenswilly), Charlie McGinty (Naomh Muire), John Haran (St. Eunan's), Kerry Ryan (Aodh Ruadh), Brian McLaughlin (St. Michael's), Michael Ward (Aodh Ruadh), Michael McShane (Kilcar), Dan Branley (Bundoran), John Anthony McMullan (Convoy), Martin Gillespie (Naomh Columba), Adrian McColgan (Buncrana), Packie McGrath (Aodh Ruadh), PJ Gallagher (Red Hugh's), Stephen McGonigle (Buncrana), Steven Cooney (Urris), Michael Canning (Urris), Mark Cannon (MacCumhaill's), Dermot Slevin (Aodh Ruadh), Donal Martin (Naomh Brid).