RAYMOND Shields insists that the Donegal League representative side are in a ‘good place’ ahead of Saturday’s Oscar Traynor Trophy quarter-final.
Donegal League face the Defence Forces at the University of Limerick on Saturday afternoon. The Donegal squad will travel to Shannonside this evening ahead of the big game.
Kilmacrennan Celtic’s Daire McDaid is a definite injury absentee, but Shields expects to have something closely resembling a full-strength panel.
“We’re in good shape going down there,” Shields told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub.
“We have a good squad so we’re not afraid of anyone. We have probably strengthened this year and we have brought in a lot of good youth players. We’re in a good place.”
Donegal lost on penalties last year in the quarter-final phase. Shields and his men had expected to be playing at a Dublin venue this weekend but the selection of Limerick necessitates an overnight jaunt.
Shields said: “We don’t know too much about them, but they beat Wexford and drew AUL so it’ll be a tough battle.
“The Defence Forces can play anywhere. We expected it to be in Dublin, but Limerick is a different kettle of fish.
“We have to go down the night before to give the boys the best chance. The Donegal League have been very, very good to us so far and we’ll do our best.”
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