Glenswilly's Neil Gallagher came through training on Friday night and has been named by Jim Mc Guinness in midfield alongside Martin Mc Elhinney.
Gallagher had been a doubt with an ankle injury.
In the half forward line Kilcar's Ryan Mc Hugh and Gweedore Ordhan Mac Niallias will make their first Ulster Championship starts.
Derry boss Brian McIver has selected three championship newcomers with goalkeeper Thomas Mallon, full back Gareth McKinless and right half back Kevin Johnston named.
McKinless is one of two changes from the side which lined out against Dublin in the league final.
The other is Sean Leo McGoldrick who returns from a knee injury.
This Sunday's tie in Celtic Park will be the sixth championship meeting between the two counties in the past nine seasons.
Of those five most recent encounters, Donegal have won four, including the Ulster final in 2011 and an Ulster quarter-final tie in 2012 on route to winning the All-Ireland.
Donegal - 1 Paul Durcan , 2 Eamon Mc Gee, 3 Neil Mc Gee, 4 Karl Lacey, 5 Frank Mc Glynn, 6 Leo Mc Loone, 7 Anthony Thompson, 8 Neil Gallagher, 9 Martin Mc Elhinney, 10 Christy Toye, 11 Ryan Hugh, 12 Odhrain Mac Niallias, 13 Patrick Mc Breaty, 14 Michael Murphy, 15 Colm Fadden.
Derry - 1 Thomas Mallon, 2 Dermot McBride, 3 Gareth McKinless, 4 Chrissy McKaigue, 5 Kevin Johnson, 6 Mark Lynch, 7 Gerard O'Kane 8 Fergal Doherty, 9 Patsy Bradley,10 Ciarán McFaul, 11 Sean Leo McGoldrick, 12 Enda Lynn, 13 Benny Heron, 14 Emmett McGuckin, 15 Cailean O'Boyle.
Highland Radio Sunday Sport will have live coverage from Celtic Park with Tom Comack and Brendan Kilcoyne in association with Evolve Menswear, Letterkenny.