With everything else that’s on this weekend it’d be easy enough to forget about the tough League test that awaits for the lads against Donegal tomorrow. The match throws in at Ballybofey at 2pm.
Tough it’s surely set to be. As Mike Finnerty in the Mayo News pointed out this week (kindly quoting the results archive here on the site for his analysis) we’ve yet to record a win on Donegal soil and it’ll be a tall enough ask for us to get our first one there tomorrow.
There’s no word as yet on Donegal’s starting fifteen (I think they’ve more or less given up naming their team in advance of games at this stage) but we can be sure it’ll be a strong line-up we’ll be facing. Although our injury problems are starting to lessen we’re still some way short of a full pick ourselves but the positive display we recorded against Dublin earlier this month shows we’re well capable of performing strongly against good opposition.
We’ll need that kind of form and more tomorrow. Sadly, I won’t be there to shout for the lads – I’ve too much on up here this weekend so I’ll be watching the action live on TG4 instead.
While I think it’d be at least a small surprise were we to do the business up in Ballybofey, a win against the high-flying home team would, for sure, be the perfect shot in the arm for Stephen Rochford and his charges. Best of luck to them in what’s sure to be an intriguing battle at MacCumhaill Park.