JIM McGuinness couldn’t hide his disappointment as Donegal fell to their first League defeat of 2014.
A FIRST defeat of the League season leaves Donegal firmly in a scrap for promotion heading into the final two series of games in Division 2.
Chris McNulty: With the entries this year on the credit side of his ledger, Jim McGuinness’s numbers are totting up much better than twelve months ago.
Donegal’s kick-out strategy needs repair as Dermot Molloy looks to make inroads with Michael Murphy ice cool and Colm McFadden crucial to the side
KARL Lacey will return to the Donegal team for this Sunday’s crunch Division 2 clash against Down at Páirc Esler, Newry (throw-in 2pm).
Donegal are set up for a titanic battle with Down next weekend after drawing with Meath in Ballybofey
MICHAEL Murphy snatched a last-gasp equaliser for Donegal to preserve their unbeaten League run and deny dogged Meath a win.
Martin McElhinney is enjoying his run in the Donegal team – and the Creeslough man wants to stay there
EAMON McGee is in line to make his first National League appearance of the year on Sunday when Donegal host Monaghan at O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny (throw-in 2pm), but the Gaoth Dobhair man looks set to start on the bench.
DONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness remains hopeful that corner-back Paddy McGrath will return to full fitness next month.