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MacNiallais rules out Donegal return

By Frank Craig

Odhran MacNaillais won’t be returning to the Donegal fold in 2020.

The mercurial Gaoth Dobair man confirmed his intentions to the Donegal News on Monday.

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It’s a blow to Declan Bonner who had been trying to coax the player back into the Tir Chonaill reckoning for the past number of months.

MacNiallais took a break from county football last year in the wake of the tragic death of four young men from the area in a car crash, including Mac Niallais’s close friend Micheál Roarty.

In his absence, Donegal retained their Ulster title this year but failed to progress to the All-Ireland semi-finals for the second successive season.

Donegal get the new season under way this Sunday when they tangle with Monaghan in the McKenna Cup.

A summer in the Big Apple helped to revitalise Odhrán MacNiallais' intercounty career.

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