McGuinness gives McGrath and Hegarty green light to face the Dubs
Injury doubts Paddy McGrath and Michael Hegarty have been included in an unchanged Donegal side for the All-Ireland semi-final clash with Dublin.
McGrath had to be withdrawn before half-time in the victory over Kildare in the quarter-final with a hamstring problem, while Hegarty has been troubled by a knee injury of late.
Hegarty came through a full training session on Tuesday night and is almost certain to start, but the situation regarding McGrath is less clear cut. If he fails to prove his fitness in time for Sunday, his place will likely be taken by Eamon Magee, who did well when introduced for McGrath against the Lilywhites.
In that game, Jim McGuinness had named captain Michael Murphy in his first XV although he was suffering from a hamstring injury, so we know he's not shy of indulging in some mind games. Murphy started the game on the bench, but was introduced in the first half and wreaked havoc in the Kildare defence.
Elsewhere, the team remains unchanged, although Leo McLoone is included on the bench after recovering from a facial injury suffered in a club game earlier this summer.
Donegal’s clash with Dublin throws in at Croke Park on Sunday at 3.30pm. Click here to see the Dublin team selected by Pat Gilroy.
Donegal: P Durcan; P McGrath, N McGee, F McGlynn; A Thompson, K Lacey, K Cassidy; R Kavanagh, N Gallagher; M McHugh, M Hegarty, R Bradley; P McBrearty, M Murphy, C McFadden.
Subs: M Boyle, E McGee, M Boyle, D Molloy, D Walsh, M McElhinney, S Griffin, J Noctor, C Toye, K Rafferty, L McLoone.