Donegal have been rated the sixth best team in Ireland in 2016.
An RTE analysis of this year’s All-Ireland football championship has placed Rory Gallagher’s men in sixth place – behind Tipperary.
The number one team was Dublin, followed by Mayo, Kerry, Tyrone, Tipperary and then Donegal.
However, the report says that Donegal remain genuine Ulster contenders and will be pushing for another All-Ireland semi-final spot.
This is the report.
6: (6) Donegal
Rory Gallagher’s men pushed Dublin as hard as they could in the All-Ireland quarter-final, but never looked like unsettling them. Donegal have drifted bit since that the day in 2014 when they silenced the Dubs – they remain the last team to beat Jim Gavin’s men in the championship.
Gallagher has been a handed three-year extension and we’ll see what new faces he’ll bring on board to compliment a squad that is still laced with much talent.
2017 prospects: Donegal remain genuine Ulster contenders and beyond that will look at reaching an All-Ireland semi-final.Tags: