EbeneInfo – GB – McMenamin injured for missing Ulster final


Donegal will be without injured Stephen McMenamin for Sunday’s Ulster Senior Football Championship final with Cavan

The defender has suffered a hamstring injury against Armagh in the last four games, but Paddy McBrearty and Hugh McFadden are fit enough to start

Conor Madden, who impressed off the bench against Down in the semi-final, enters Cavan’s starting squad

For the decider, Declan Bonner placed great faith in the team that passed Armagh in the semi-finals

McMenamin is the only player to drop out of the starting squad, with McBrearty entering the side at the corner from the front as Eoin McHugh moves into the corner-back position

Paddy McGrath, who missed the semi with a soft tissue injury, is named to the bench, but Oisin Gallen is out of the match day panel

Cavan boss Mickey Graham makes two changes after spectacular win over Down in the last four

Madden and Chris Conroy enter the attacking line as impressive Thomas Galligan, who was named off the bench but started in the last four, will fall back to midfield with Killian Brady

Stephen Smith and Paul Graham are the two men who find themselves on the bench for decision maker at the Athletic Grounds

Donegal: S Patton; E McHugh, N McGee, EB Gallagher; R McHugh, P Brennan, P Mogan; H McFadden, C McGonigle; C Thompson, N O’Donnell, M Langan; P McBrearty, M Murphy, J Brennan

Alternates: M Lynch, J Mac Ceallabhui, E McGettigan, J McGee, A McClean, D O Baoill, C Ward, B McCole, E Doherty, C O’Donnell, P McGrath

Cavan: R Galligan; J McLoughlin, P Faulkner, L Fortune; G Smith, C Brady, T Galligan, K Clarke, K Brady; M Reilly, G McKiernan, O Kiernan; O Pierson, C Madden, C Conroy

Alternates: L Brady, N Murray, P Graham, L Buchanan, T Donohoe, S Smith, O Brady, C O’Reilly, J Smith, C Timoney, C Smith

Andy Farrell believes Ireland will learn « absolutely invaluable » lessons from their loss to England, but the same issues remain

BBC Sport NI expert Peter Canavan says Sunday’s Ulster football final on the athletics fields is ‘Donegal’s to lose’

Linfield beat Glenavon 2-0 to maintain his perfect start to the season and keep one point ahead of closest challengers Larne at the top

Ulster, Ulster Senior Football Championship, Cavan GAA, Donegal GAA, County Donegal

EbeneInfo – GB – McMenamin injured for missing Ulster final

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/gaelic-games/55031082

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