Robert Maloney-Derham, Brendan Fitzpatrick Kevin Meehan, Niall Smith and Ulster Under-21 medal winner Jack Brady will be in the line-up.
The captain of last year’s provincial U-21 title winners Gearoid McKiernan will also start after shaking off an injury.
There will also be a comeback by John McCutcheon for the Breffni Park qualifier (throw-in at 3.30pm), new Cavan manager Terry Hyland announced.
The winners of Sunday’s game will play Derry in the Ulster SFC quarter-final on June 16.
Cavan SFC v Donegal: J Reilly, P O’Reilly, D Reilly, R Flanagan, K Meehan, J McCutcheon, R Maloney-Derham, D Givney, G McKiernan, F Flanagan, M McKeever, N Smith, J Brady, E Keating, B Fitzpatrick.