BONNER – Donegal host Louth at fortress Fr Tierney Park

Fr Tierney Park has been a fortress for Donegal for many seasons and I expect our senior footballers to get a win there on Sunday against Louth.

For as long as I can remember opposing counties have not enjoyed coming to Ballyshannon.

Whether it has been at senior or underage level, we always seem to pick up a good result.


A lot of work has gone into redeveloping the pitch at Fr Tierney Park and I’m sure it will be in pristine condition on Sunday.

Louth are under pressure as they come to Donegal this week. They probably should have more points on the table than they do have at the moment.

However, they only have one win to their name and they could be relegated.

They will be up against it when they face Donegal but they are a proud county and I expect them to throw their might at Jim McGuinness’s team.

Donegal failed to win last week against Armagh and a draw was probably a fair result at the Athletic Grounds.

You had the two best teams in the division slogging it out and it was exactly what both sides needed.

I know there were a few words shared between Jim and Kieran McGeeney on the sideline but they will both be happy with the challenge that was presented.


There was no quarter given or asked and it was probably the closest either team will get to a championship-like environment.

Donegal didn’t hit the right intensity levels in the first half and Armagh caused them problems.

The defence won’t be happy with how Andrew Murnin got in for his goal.

McGuinness’s men were much improved in the second half and they really should have won it.

They created two good goal chances for Shane O’Donnell, while Oisin Gallen also missed a penalty. Come the Championship, you’re going to have to be taking those opportunities.

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