Seven thousand local fans headed for Croker

Donegal on a Capital punishment mission this Sunday

Donegal-CrestUp to 7,000 Inishowen fans are expected to head to Croke Park this weekend for Donegal’s All-Ireland semi-final showdown against the Dubs.

Local GAA clubs struggled to meet the massive demand for tickets, comfortably selling out their allocations for what is the county’s biggest match since the 2012

All-Ireland win over Mayo.

With a total of 30,000 Donegal fans expected to descend on GAA headquarters this weekend, many are travelling more in hope than expectation with Dublin installed as the hottest of raging hot favourites; the Blues are an unprecedented 1/10 with the bookmakers for a semi-final.

However the omens look pretty good.

Donegal supporters will take heart from the 2012 All-Ireland semi-final win against Cork; that day McGuinness’ men were 7/4 outsiders but managed to pull off a stunning win in a game that most consider to be the zenith of the current squad’s powers.

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