A lot has changed since these teams met in a semi-final in 2007, writes Chris McNulty…
DONEGAL are safely through to an Ulster quarter-final meeting with Derry as Cavan suffered a touch of stage fright at Kingspan Breffni Park.
DONEGAL came good in the second-half to record a narrow win over Mayo in their final challenge game ahead of the May 20th Championship meeting with Cavan.
A DEADLY 1-6 from inspired Donegal star Colm McFadden shot St Michael’s to their third win of the season at home to Four Masters yesterday.
Donegal are confident that Michael Murphy has not suffered serious damage in a knee injury picked up last night in Croke Park.
Donegal overcame the sending off of Rory Kavanagh to impressively defeat Mayo by seven points in Ballyshannon.
While Michael Murphy and Colm McFadden are poised for a return to the Donegal team this Sunday, there are fresh concerns for the long-term future of Patrick McBrearty, who has been invited to a second AFL trial.