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Donegal are featuring in their sixth successive Ulster final on Sunday.
Donegal are featuring in their sixth successive Ulster final on Sunday.
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Big defensive name back in Donegal side after suspension for Ulster final against Tyrone

Neil McGee will start at full-back on Sunday.
Jul 15th 2016, 3:04 PM 6,276 10

DONEGAL WELCOME BACK three-time Allstar winner Neil McGee to their starting side for Sunday’s Ulster final against Tyrone.

McGee missed the two-game semi-final saga against Monaghan due to suspension after being shown a red card in their quarter-final win over Fermanagh.

He returns to the starting fifteen having been named at full-back today by manager Rory Gallagher with his brother Eamon the player to make way.

There’s eight survivors from the Donegal team that lost out to Monaghan in last year’s Ulster final.

The newcomers to the starting team are goalkeeper Mark Anthony McGinley, corner-back Ciaran Gillespie, midfielder Rory Kavanagh – who has come out of retirement this year – the half-forward line of Anthony Thompson, Martin McElhinney and Eoin McHugh, and corner-forward Martin O’Reilly.

Neil McGee Donegal's Neil McGee is back Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Donegal

1. Mark Anthony McGinley (St Michael’s)

2. Paddy McGrath (Ardara)
3. Neil McGee (Gaoth Dobhair)
4. Ciaran Gillespie (Gaoth Dobhair)

5. Ryan McHugh (Kilcar)
6. Karl Lacey (Four Masters)
7. Frank McGlynn (Glenfin)

8. Rory Kavanagh (St Eunan’s)
9. Odhrán Mac Niallais (Gaoth Dobhair)

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10. Anthony Thompson (Naomh Conaill)
11. Martin McElhinney (St Michael’s)
12. Eoin McHugh (Kilcar)

13. Patrick McBrearty (Kilcar)
14. Michael Murphy (Glenswilly – captain)
15. Martin O’Reilly (Sean Mac Cumhaill)

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