Lifford goalie Shay Given will be No1 on the list – there is little doubt about that.
The world’s most capped goalkeeper – 120 now – was jumping for joy at the team’s qualification.
Another certainty for the squad is Aiden McGeady – stacks of Gaoth Dobhair connections and a deep love for Donegal means people here follow every move of his career. (And some wish he never left Celtic!)
Killybegs star Seamus Coleman – a revelation for Everton in midfield – is another Donegal player hoping to make the final 23 man squad.
And other players with Donegal connections – Ciaran Clark, of Aston Villa whose family is from Milford, and Glasgow-born James McCarthy (pictured), who granda was born in Gaoth Dobhair, make up FIVE players with Donegal connections who could make the final squad.
Roll on the summer…..
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