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McHugh chasing elusive first medal


Eoin McHugh will be one of the few Donegal players that will board the Donegal bus on Sunday who doesn’t already have an Ulster medal, but he hopes to have corrected that by the time he leaves the famous Clones ground.

McHugh took a year out from the Donegal camp last season and headed to Boston, and he subsequently missed out as the senior squad landed the Anglo Celt Cup.

Jason McGee was also missing for that triumph, but he has an Ulster Minor Championship medal, so that leaves McHugh and newbies Oisin Gallen and Aaron Doherty as the only members of the squad who haven’t claimed provincial honours with the county.

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McHugh’s case is worse than the two rising stars as he has three Ulster Under 21 Finals as well as two senior deciders on his lists of defeats.

The Kilcar man is desperate to put an end to that record this week and win the coveted provincial championship.

“I have never won an Ulster medal.

“I’m probably one of the only lads on the panel not to have one.

“I missed out last year, and when I started to play in 2015, we were beaten in a few finals.

“I’m extremely excited about the final. There’s going to be a great buzz in Clones and I’m looking forward to it.”


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