Donegal, Antrim name debutants for Ulster opener

Both Donegal and Antrim have opted to hand out championship debuts ahead of Sunday's Ulster SFC clash in Ballybofey.

Both Donegal and Antrim have opted to hand out championship debuts ahead of Sunday's Ulster SFC clash in Ballybofey.

With Tony Blake retired Paul Durkan gets the nod in the Donegal goals while Eamon Magee comes in at wing-back.

Brian Roper (ankle) is out so highly rated youngster Stephen McDermott starts at wing-forward.

Meanwhile, Antrim boss PJ O'Hare hands Rasharkin's Paul Doherty his championship debut on top of the right.

Donegal: P Durkan; N McCready, R Sweeney, D Diver; E Magee, B Monaghan, K Cassidy; B Boyle, B McLaughlin; C Toye, M Hegarty, S McDermott; C McFadden, A Sweeney, B Devenney.

Antrim: S McGreevy; N Ward, C Brady, T Convery; G Adams, S Kelly, A Finnegan; J Quinn, K McCrory; M McCarry, K Brady, K McGourty; P Doherty, D O'Hare, K Madden.

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