Donegal manager Jim McGuinness was still getting over the injury to Leo McLoone when he learned that Rory Kavanagh, Kevin Rafferty and Anthony Thompson are all carrying knocks.
McLoone underwent an operation for a fractured eye socket in Altnagelvin Hospital this week and will be out of action for some weeks.
He was injured in the chaos that took place after a victory by Glenswilly over Leo’s club Naomh Conaill in the Donegal Championship last Sunday, sparking an angry response from Jim who felt the games should have been postponed until after the Clones final clash.
Kavanagh suffered an ankle injury when he came on as a sub for his club side St Eunan’s while Rafferty has a groin strain and Thompson also picked up leg injuries while helping their clubs.
McGuinness will have to wait to see if the trio will recover in time for next weekend’s Ulster showpiece clash.
Donegal County Board officers have been fighting off criticism from McGuinness and others over the decision to go ahead with the county championship.
* Naomh Conaill are unable to field a Reserve side this evening against St Eunan’s and so the Reserve match that was set for 6pm this evening in Glenties has been called off. The Senior game goes ahead as scheduled.Tags: