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Tuesday 20 February 2018

Shock in Donegal as Mark McHugh quits football panel

Mark McHugh has dramatically quit the Donegal panel.
Mark McHugh has dramatically quit the Donegal panel.

Donegal manager Jim McGuinness has been dealt a huge blow ahead of the championship with the news that Mark McHugh has quit the football panel.

Speculation in Donegal was rife that inter-county star Mark McHugh is one of three players to have quit the football panel and a member of the County Board told RTE that they had “no warning” that it was coming, along with two other members who also opted out.

McHugh was used as a substitute on Sunday last when Donegal lost out to Monaghan in the Allianz National Football League Division Two final before he was introduced before half-time. He was not at training with Donegal on Tuesday night.

The 2012 All-Ireland winner follows Glenswilly’s Gary McFadden and Naomh Colmcille’s Thomas McKinley who have already opted out.

His brother Ryan remains on the panel.

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