Donegal manager Rory Gallagher has named his starting fifteen to face Fermanagh on Sunday in MacCumhaill Park.
St Michael’s goalkeeper Mark Anthony McGinley has fought off competition from Peter Boyle and is the team’s only championship debutant.
2012 Footballer of the Year Karl Lacey has been handed the number four jersey and he is likely to be tasked with following Fermanagh’s corner-forward Ruairi Corrigan.
Despite not playing a competitive game for club or county in the last month, Glenswilly’s Michael Murphy will start and captain his county.
Donegal team to face Fermanagh:
1) Mark Anthony McGinley (St Michael’s)
2) Paddy McGrath (Ardara)
3) Neil McGee (Gaoth Dobhair)
4) Karl Lacey (Four Masters)
5) Ryan McHugh (Kilcar)
6) Frank McGlynn (Glenfin)
7) Anthony Thompson (Naomh Conaill)
8) Rory Kavanagh (St Eunan’s)
9) Hugh McFadden (Killybegs)
10) Leo McLoone (Naomh Conaill)
11) Martin McElhinney (St Michael’s)
12) Odhrán Mac Niallais (Gaoth Dobhair)
13) Patrick McBrearty (Kilcar)
14) Michael Murphy (Glenswilly)
15) Martin O’Reilly (Sean MacCumhaills)
DECLAN BONNER will look to collect the first piece of silverware from his second tenure in charge of Donegal.