Attacking trio make Donegal All-Ireland contenders - Canavan

May 12, 2022

Donegal's Michael Murphy celebrates at the final whistle with Jamie Brennan and Patrick McBrearty ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Tyrone legend Peter Canavan says Donegal are capable of beating any team in the country given their options in attack.

The Tir Chonaill men edged out Cavan by 2-16 to 0-16 in a gripping Ulster SFC semi-final in Clones last Sunday to move into 10th provincial final in 12 years.

Writing in his column for Sky Sports GAA, Canavan feel there’s no question that Declan Bonner’s men are in the conversation for the Sam Maguire Cup this summer.

“They have top players all over the field. Shaun Patton was superb on Sunday, both shot-stopping and kick-outs.

“Stephen McMenamin man-marked Gearoid McKiernan well. Eoghan Ban Gallagher is starting to mature into one of the finest defenders in the country. They have huge physique in the middle third. And when you have a talisman like Michael Murphy up front, anything is possible.

“If Murphy, McBrearty and Brennan get on enough ball and click, they're capable of beating any team in the country. And that's why Donegal are All-Ireland contenders.

“If you look at their bench, Odhrán McFadden Ferry got some game-time, Caolan McGonagle played well, Conor O'Donnell hit the net, Niall O'Donnell is exciting, Neil McGee is experienced. They have real depth.

“Oisin Gallen should recover for the Ulster final. Those options on the bench make them formidable.”

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