DONEGAL begin their TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship quest against Galway on Saturday evening in Sligo.
When these sides met in early June, Donegal romped to a 4-21 to 2-10 victory over Galway in the Lidl National League at Tuam Stadium.
Galway won’t have forgotten that sobering experience and will be anxious to prove that result was just a one-off.
Donegal have made just one change to the side that started in that game – with Niamh Boyle replacing Kate Keaney – while there are two changes to the Galway line-up that took to the field against Kerry, as Sophie Healy and Charlotte Cooney replace Hannah Noone and Shauna Hynes.
Galway have already secured three precious points in this group, having had to grind it out against Kerry in a gripping live TV opener last Friday night.
A second win here would see Galway safely through to the semi-finals, but Donegal appeared to have bounced back well from their League semi-final loss to Cork when they collected 6-16 in the Ulster semi-final victory over Cavan.
Galway will hope for a better overall performance this time and the Championship game under their belts already could stand to them.
Donegal (v Galway): A McColgan; N Carr, E McGinley, E Gallagher; T Jenkins, Nicole McLaughlin, R Rodgers; K Herron, S Twohig; B McLaughlin, Niamh McLaughlin (capt.), N Boyle; N Hegarty, K Guthrie, G McLaughlin.
Galway (v Donegal): D Gower; S Healy, S Lynch, S Molloy; K Geraghty, N Ward, C Cooney; S Divilly, A Davoren; O Divilly, M Glynn, L Coen; M Seoighe, L Ward (capt.), K Slevin.