GAA – ALL-IRELAND FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP, ROUND FOUR QUALIFIER
BY CHRIS MCNULTY
This weekend’s meeting with Galway will be Donegal’s tenth Championship game at Croke Park since 2011. Headquarters, when you add in six National League games to that tally, has become a regular venue for Donegal.
As he looks around his huddle, team manager Rory Gallagher can just feel the experience telling him that Sam Maguire remains a realistic ambition for his players.
He said: “We have won and lost All-Ireland finals in the last few years – getting back there is very much the aim again.
“Look they’ve been around the block and there is a hard core of them who are down the home stretch of their careers.
“That brings a level of seriousness and the big game knowledge is huge now.
“We have been down the road before and we know that it’s not all plain-sailing.
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