Donegal manager Jim McGuinness is looking forward to a quarter final clash with Mayo, following his sides win against Laois at the weekend.
The Ulster side are facing a repeat of last year’s All-Ireland final, which they won 2-11 to 0-13. Donegal were always on top in that match, but Mayo appear to have improved this season and the manager is taking nothing for granted.
“We knew no matter who we played in the quarter-final it would be a tough draw,” McGuinness said.
“We now have a repeat of last year’s final and we’re happy to have got over the line and are now for Croke Park.”
Having banished the disappoint of an Ulster Final defeat to Monaghan, Donegal beat Laois 0-14 to 0-8 at Carrick-on-Shannon, to reach the final eight.
“We left a lot of supporters disappointed after the Ulster final but we’d like to think we’ve given them a lot of good days out over the last three years,” he continued.
“On Saturday they travelled in huge numbers and the support they gave the team was really encouraging. We’d like to thank them for that.”
Surprisingly bookmakers have Mayo as 4/6 favourites for the quarter final, with Donegal 6/4.
“I never heed that sort of stuff,” McGuinness added. “Last year we were favourites and it was an incredibly tough game and that’s exactly what it’s going to be like on Sunday.”