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Monday 5 October 2015

Devenney and Sweeney recalled

Published 05/04/2008

Donegal manager Brian McIver has rather surprisingly recalled experienced forwards Adrian Sweeney and Brendan Devenney to his squad.

The duo have been brought in to bolster a struggling Donegal attack which has been over-reliant on Colm McFadden for scores this year.

It was thought that both Sweeney and Devenney, both of whom had been regulars in the Donegal side for several years, had terminated their involvement with the county set-up following last year's campaign.

But McIver obviously feels they can bring a much-needed dimension to his attack.

Sweeney, indeed, was used mainly as an impact substitute by McIver over the past two years, while Devenney played a starring role in last year's historic capture of the National League title, although his season was subsequently blighted by a stomach muscle injury.

Sweeney and Devenney could perhaps see some action in Donegal's remaining two Division One games against Laois tomorrow at Ballyshannon and then Derry next week-end which will determine if they will qualify for the National League final for the second year on the trot.

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