Red Hand test begins 2014 season
Donegal will play Tyrone in Ballybofey on the 5th of January in their opening game of the McKenna Cup.
This was a competition that last year was considered an inconvenience as the squad had only returned from their holiday in Dubai having won Sam in September and in fact, Donegal were represented by a large contingent of the U21 squad.
Jim McGuiness is more likely to be taking the competition more serious this year however, having been beaten so convincingly by Mayo last August, he will be looking to get off to a winning start.
The game may well see the likes of Darach O Connor (Buncrana), Stephen McLaughlin (Malin) and Thomas McKinley (Naomh Colmcille) given a chance to stake a claim for a regular place in the team and these boy’s will be hoping to shine during the McKenna Cup campaign in order to force their way into the manager’s plans for the league, which begins in February.