Donegal and Down meet in the championship for the first time since 2013 on Sunday.
The teams clash in the second Ulster SFC semi-final of 2018 in Clones (4pm) with a place in the final against Fermanagh up for grabs.
Picture: Donegal’s Ryan McHugh during the quarter final. Picture by Evan Logan
Their last meeting was in 2013 when Donegal won 0-12 to 0-9.
Donegal beat Cavan (2-20 to 1-15) and Derry (2-16 to 0-16) to reach the semi-final. Paddy McBrearty is their top scorer on 0-12 (0-3 frees) .
Down beat Antrim by 1-18 to 0-14 in the quarter-final, with Donal O’Hare their top scorer on 0-7 (0-5 frees).
Donegal have won five of their last six championship meetings with Down, the exception on being 2010 when Down an Ulster quarter-final clash by 1-15 to 2-10 after extra-time; the last time Donegal lost in League or Championship in Ballybofey.
Donegal are bidding to reach the Ulster final for the sixth time in seven seasons, having missed out in 2017 only.
Down are bidding to reach the final for the second successive year, something they haven’t done since 1973-74.
LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP MEETINGS
2013: Donegal 0-12 Down 0-9 (Ulster semi-final)
2012: Donegal 2-18 Down 0-13 (Ulster foinal)
2010: Down 1-15 Donegal 2-10 (Ulster quarter-final) after extra-time)
2006: Donegal 1-12 Down 1-11 (Ulster quarter-final)
2003: Donegal 3-15 Down 2-10 (All-Ireland qualifiers Round 4)