The 2012 Fottballer of the Year is named at left corner back in place of Kilcar's Ryan Mc Hugh.
The rest of the starting side will be the same with Gweedore's Eamon Mc Gee lining out for the second week in a row.
Donegal Manager Jim Mc Guinness will rest Mc Hugh ahead of the Ulster u21 Championship opener against Fermanagh next Wednesday.
Ryan is one of five players involved in that game in Ballybofey, with the others being captain Patrick McBrearty, Darach O Connor, Hugh Mc Fadden and Marty O'Reilly.
Donegal sit top of the division but will look to get back to winning ways in Newry after last weeks draw with Meath.