Tuesday 15 October 2019

Donegal star McGee in line to return for Ulster decider

Donegal's Jason McGee. Photo: Sportsfile
Donegal's Jason McGee. Photo: Sportsfile

Chris McNulty

Donegal boss Declan Bonner insists midfielder Jason McGee will be available for the Ulster final.

McGee was withdrawn after just 16 minutes of Saturday's win over Tyrone after picking up a knock, but Bonner has allayed fears that the Cloughaneely man would be a doubt for the final.

"Jason is all right and he'll be 100 per cent," Bonner said.

"He just got a bang and a dead leg. He started the game well, but luckily enough we had Ciarán (Thompson) ready to step in and he came in to do a good job."

Caolan McGonagle has retuned to training and will also be in contention as Donegal get ready to face Cavan in Sunday week's final.

Meanwhile, Corrigan Park has been given the green light to host Saturday week's All-Ireland SFC qualifier between Antrim and Mayo.

There had been some speculation that Antrim would lose home advantage for Saturday week's game after Croke Park indicated the fixture was "subject to inspection and safety certification".

Corrigan Park is the home ground of the St John's club in West Belfast and has a capacity of 2,100, which means that Saturday week's encounter will be an all-ticket affair with a 3.0 throw-in.

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Meanwhile, Cork's hopes of landing a third successive All-Ireland camogie crown this September have suffered a major setback as Paudie Murray's side will have to navigate that path without star midfielder Ashling Thompson.

Despite being a regular during the league campaign, the 29-year-old, who captained Cork to glory in 2015, has opted off the panel for the summer.

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