By Frank Craig

Donegal manager Jim McGuinness says that his side is in good stead ahead of their Ulster SFC semi-final showdown with Antrim on Sunday week.

The Ulster Council confirmed at the weekend that the clash will take place at St. Tiernach’s Park, Clones, with a 2pm throw in. Declan Bonner’s minor charges are also in action against the Saffrons on the same day and they go into battle at 12.15pm.

Speaking on Tuesday morning, McGuinness eased any concerns there might be over the availability of experienced duo Karl Lacey and Neil Gallagher, who both sat out their respective club games at the weekend.

The manager can now also look forward to Rory Kavanagh coming back into the reckoning having served a one-match suspension following his dismissal in the NFL Division 2 final defeat to Monaghan back in April.

He told the Post: “Karl and Neil Gallagher, fingers crossed, will be fully fit for this one and that’s a lift, not just in terms of ability, but in terms of experience as well. It also makes the squad more competitive with a few others also now good to go.

SEE WEDNESDAY'S DONEGAL POST FOR FULL INTERVIEW

If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Donegal Now editorial team. Between 9am and 5pm Monday to Sunday please call 074 9112712. Between 5pm and midnight please call or text 086 792 2103. Or you can email [email protected] at any time.