Donegal name team for Fermanagh game

Donegal boss Rory Gallagher has named his starting team for Sunday’s Ulster quarter-final against Fermanagh.


Neil Gallagher, Mark McHugh, Eamonn McGee and Colm McFadden are among those not in the starting 15 but Michael Murphy and Paddy McGrath are included despite recent injuries.


St Michael’s Mark Anthony McGinley has been given the nod in goal ahead of Michael Boyle and Ballyshannon’s Peter Boyle.


Karl Lacey has been named in the full-back line alongside McGrath and Neil McGee, while Ryan McHugh, Frank McGlynn and Anthony Thompson are the half-backs.


Leo McLoone, Martin McElhinney and Odhran Mac Niallais are in the half-forward line with Murphy flanked by Patrick McBrearty and Marty O’Reilly in the full-forward line.


Rory Kavanagh (pictured at training this week by Geraldine Diver) will also start having come out of retirement, and will partner Killybegs’ Hugh McFadden in midfield.


McFadden says the players are not dwelling on the fact that they lost their last five competitive games…


Boss Rory Gallagher says it is all about the championship for his team…


Fermanagh boss Pete McGrath has yet to name his team but says his squad are playing with confidence…


Donegal’s Ulster and All-Ireland-winning captain from 1992, Anthony Molloy, who was given the freedom of the county by Donegal County Council this week, has been giving his thoughts on the game to Frank Craig of the Donegal Post…



Sunday’s game is live on Ocean FM from 2pm in association with Donegal Plumbing & Bathroom Supplies.


Donegal Team Photo scaled

The Donegal team in full is:

1 (GK)   Mark Anthony Mc Ginley Marc Antaine Mac Fhionnghaile Naomh Mícheál
2   Paddy Mc Grath Pádraig Mac Craith Ard an Ratha
3   Neil Mc Gee Niall Mac Aoidh Gaoth Dobhair
4   Karl Lacey Carl De Lása Na Ceithre Máistrí
5   Ryan Mc Hugh Riain Mac Aodha Cill Chartha
6   Frank Mc Glynn Proinsias Mac Fhloinn Gleann Fhinne
7   Anthony Thompson Antoin Mac Tomáis Naomh Conaill
8   Rory Kavanagh Ruairí Ó Caomhánach Naomh Adhamhnáin
9   Hugh Mc Fadden Aodh Mac Pháidín Na Cealla Beaga
10   Leo Mc Loone Leo Mac Giolla Úain Naomh Conaill
11   Martin Mc Elhinney Mairtín Mac Giolla Chainnigh Naomh Mícheál
12   Odhrán Mac Niallais Odhrán Mac Niallais Gaoth Dobhair
13   Patrick Mc Brearty Pádraig Mac Breartaigh Cill  Chartha
14   Michael Murphy Mícheál Ó Murchú Gleann Súilí
15   Martin O’ Reilly Mairtín Ó Raghallaigh Seán Mac Cumhaill