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Ulster Championship predictions: Donegal won't lose their grip on title

Oisin McConville


 

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Donegal captain Michael Murphy lifts the Anglo-Celt Cup after winning the 2019 Ulster Final

Donegal captain Michael Murphy lifts the Anglo-Celt Cup after winning the 2019 Ulster Final

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Donegal captain Michael Murphy lifts the Anglo-Celt Cup after winning the 2019 Ulster Final

Seldom has the old adage 'better late than never' had greater resonance. Here we are with winter - and the coronavirus - beginning to tighten their grip on us, yet what promises to be the most exciting phase of the GAA season is about to be unleashed.

When teams go into action in the first of their two outstanding rounds of the Allianz League next weekend, it will be a precursor to the Ulster and All-Ireland Championships. As usual, there is a palpable sense of expectation in the air although on this occasion it is tempered by a feeling of apprehension.

I expect Monaghan, Tyrone and Donegal to retain their places in Division One while I can see Armagh and perhaps even Cavan joining them and Down jumping into Division Two with Antrim also set for promotion to Division Three. However, Fermanagh and Derry will be in a fight for survival. The Ulster Championship? I fancy Donegal to make it a hat-trick of titles.