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Squad strength pleases McHugh

27 May 2018; Ryan McHugh of Donegal in action against Mark Lynch and Padraig Cassidy of Derry during the Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final match between Derry and Donegal at Celtic Park in Derry. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile



RYAN McHugh is pleased with Donegal’s strength-in-depth this season.

The 2016 All Star was in good form against Derry last week and his side proved to be too strong for Derry.

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Compeititon for places is intense in the Donegal camp at the moment, and Odhran MacNiallias and Daire Ó Baoill both impressed when introduced.

Cian Mulligan has come off the bench to score goals against Cavan and Derry, and his pace is a huge asset especially when defenders tire in the second half.

“I wouldn’t like to be tracking him,” McHugh quipped.

“No it’s great, and you need a squad. It’s not just 15 players. It’s 32 or 35, even boys that aren’t on the bench.

“To be fair, we are lucky in Donegal that we have a panel of players, and every night at training our A v B games are extremely good.

“That’s what you need, and Dublin are the prime example. People say Dublin’s B team is the second best team in Ireland.

“You need people pushing in a squad, and the subs against Derry made a real impact.”

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