Rory Gallagher includes six Donegal debuts in team to play Down

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Donegal will line out in Sunday's Dr. McKenna Cup tie against Down with six players set to make their senior debuts.

Mark Anthony McGinley takes his place in goals for the first time with Naomh Muire's Jack O’Brien and Killybegs’ Eoghan Ban Gallagher among the defence in front of the St. Michael's stopper.

Naomh Conaill's Ciaran Thompson gets a first nod at midfield while Kilcar's Stephen McBrearty and Gweedore's Michael Carroll are named in the half forward line.

If Michael Murphy makes his 100th appearance on Sunday it will be from the bench.

Donegal team to play Down on Sunday 2nd January.

Mark Anthony McGinley.

Paddy McGrath, Eamonn Doherty, Jack O’Brien;

Eoghan Ban Gallagher, Caolan Ward, Martin O’Reilly;

Ciaran Thompson, Hugh McFadden;

Stephen McBrearty, Frank McGlynn, Michael Carroll;

Eoin McHugh, Leo McLoone, Odhrán Mac Niallais.

Donegal v Down in the Dr.Kenna Cup will be LIVE from 1.50pm on Highland Sunday Sport with Oisin Kelly and Brendan Devenney in association with McGettigans Bar at the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny.