By Frank Craig
Caolan Ward didn’t believe the stakes could get any higher in a Donegal versus Tyrone Ulster SFC tangle.
But with the back door rug now pulled out from under the 2020 All-Ireland Championship’s feet, both sides will put their seasons on the line in what remains one of, if not the most heated of provincial conflicts.
Covid-19 means we’re in uncharted waters. And there is still so much that has to be ironed out before the inter-county scene reconvenes in late October/early November.
For one, venues for all the respective provincial openers have yet to be confirmed. And Declan Bonner’s men won’t want to cough up home advantage, which could be a possibility if pandemic restrictions remain in place.
However, four months out from renewing acquaintances with their Red Hand foes, Ward isn’t too concerned about any of that speculation.
“It’s blockbuster stuff, regardless,” he said. “It is at the best of times. But with no second chance now, it’s all on the line. To kick off our Championship season with such a massive derby is going to be huge…
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