McLoone opted not to re-join the squad when Rory Gallagher took over citing that he wanted to take time out to go travelling.
However, McLoone has lined out regularly for his club Naomh Conaill and his performances have been superb for Martin Regan’s side.
McLoone was an integral cog in Jim McGuinness’s side during his tenure as manager and his return will be a welcome one for Donegal supporters and manager Rory Gallagher.
McLoone has established himself as one of the best half-forwards in the game over recent years and is a player who always performs consistently.
He scored crucial goals against Derry and Antrim in last year’s Ulster SFC.
His return will provide a welcome team selection headache for Rory Gallagher who spoke at his disappointment at losing the services of McLoone earlier in the year.
Donegal are continuing their preparations for their FIFTH Ulster SFC final in-a-row with Monaghan on July 18th.