Donegal forward Paddy McBrearty has been passed fit for Sunday’s Ulster SFC final against Monaghan having shaken off a knee injury sustained during the provincial semi-final win over Derry last month.
Donegal have been further boosted by the return of long term injury victims Darach O’Connor and Daniel McLaughlin who are back in full training which means that Donegal manager Rory Gallagher has a full strength side to choose from for the clash at Clones.
Monaghan will be without Drew Wylie of course, the defender having suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury last month, but beyond that, O’Rourke should have a fairly full deck to chose from.
Tyrone meanwhile have brought in Tiernan McCann and Darren McCurry for Saturday’s game against Tipperary in the qualifiers.
Derry are also in qualifier action against Galway on Saturday.
“The qualifiers are such a banana skin.
“On any given day, if you’re not right you can get turned over,” said manager Brian McIver.
“In many ways the qualifiers are the real championship, you win and you’re in the next round, you’re out and you’re season is over.”
All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers: Tipperary v Tyrone; Galway v Derry
Ulster SF Final: Monaghan v Donegal