Donegal unchanged for Galway test

Donegal manager John Joe Doherty has kept faith with the team that defeated Derry for tomorrow's All-Ireland SFC fourth round qualifier against Galway (Markievicz Park, throw-in 5pm).

Donegal manager John Joe Doherty has kept faith with the team that defeated Derry for tomorrow's All-Ireland SFC fourth round qualifier against Galway (Markievicz Park, throw-in 5pm).

Termon clubman Michael Boyle has retained the number 1 jersey, keeping Paul Durcan out of the starting line-up.

The unrelated Brendan Boyle from Ardara will be deployed once again in midfield alongside Kevin Cassidy, who scored 1-01 in the extra-time win over Derry.

Brian Roper, fresh from his first start of the 2009 Championship last weekend, will lead the Tir Chonaill attack from centre-forward.

Michael Murphy (0-05) and Colm McFadden (1-04) were the top scorers against Derry and will look to pressurise a Galway full-back line that struggled at times in last Sunday's Connacht final.

Christy Toye, with a season-ending Achilles injury, and Michael Maguire, who has a broken foot, are notable absentees from the Donegal side, as are Glenswilly duo Neil Gallagher and Ciaran Bonner who were dropped from the panel earlier this month for disciplinary reasons.

Since losing to Antrim in the Ulster Championship, Donegal have picked up qualifier wins over Carlow, Clare and Derry and they beat Galway by 0-14 to 0-11 when the counties last met in an All-Ireland quarter-final replay in 2003.

DONEGAL (SFC v Galway) - M Boyle; F McGlynn, N McGee, K Lacey; B Dunnion, B Monaghan, E McGee; B Boyle, K Cassidy; R Kavanagh (capt), B Roper, L McLoone; C Dunne, M Murphy, C McFadden.

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