Glenswilly and Naomh Conaill clubs have told the county’s Competitions Controls Committee they will not fulfill their All-County League fixtures against Dungloe and Malin respectively.
The clubs say it is unfair for them to play matches without county stars who are on a weekend away at the Redcastle Hotel in Inishowen this weekend ahead of the massive clash against Dublin the following weekend.
Glenswilly co-manager Gary McDaid said his team didn’t want a game, but believed they should have been paired with a side which was also missing county players.
“We are not going to play Dungloe,” he said.
“We will play any team which also has county players but it’s not fair to put teams with county players missing against teams who are at full strength.”
Naomh Conaill agree. The club’s executive committee ruled the side – which has six players away with the county this weekend – will not play Malin.
A spokesman said they had requested a game and were initially paired with St Eunan’s but the club objected because they have already played the Letterkenny side twice recently.
The CCC insist the games are scheduled to go ahead. Sources say they may take disciplinary action of Glenswilly and Naomh Conaill go ahead with their match boycott.
Meanwhile Donegal captain Michael Murphy has returned to training and is hopeful he will be fit for the Dublin game.
Other players are recovering well from injuries including Kevin Rafferty, Leo McLoone and Rory Kavanagh.
“We are definitely happy with where we are at,” said manager Jim McGuinness.