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Mark McHugh will be playing for Donegal in New York this summer

McHugh’s transfer to the New York club went through yesterday.

Mark McHugh celebrates after the 2012 All-Ireland final.
Mark McHugh celebrates after the 2012 All-Ireland final.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

FORMER DONEGAL FOOTBALLER Mark McHugh will travel to America this summer to play his football with New York club Donegal.

McHugh left the Donegal panel at the end of April, due to a loss of form as well as claiming he was no longer enjoying his football.

The 2012 All-Ireland winner and All-Star had earlier this month led his club Kilcar to the All-Ireland Senior Gaeltacht title, catching the eye playing alongside his younger brother Ryan (who remains on the current Donegal senior panel).

The door had been left open for McHugh’s return by captain Michael Murphy and manager Jim McGuinness, but McHugh has opted to spend his summer in the Big Apple.

The 23-year-old Sligo IT student appeared on the updated official GAA New York sanctions list after his transfer went through yesterday.

McHugh will be back in ample time for the start of the Donegal club championship, which depending on the fortunes of Jim McGuinness’ team will not kick off until August at the very earliest.

Source: RTÉ - Ireland's National Television and Radio Broadcaster/YouTube

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