Listen: Raymond Shields and Donegal ‘under no illusions’ ahead of Sligo trip


Donegal League manager Raymond Shields says he’s gearing up for a ‘big battle’ against Sligo-Leitrim on Saturday evening at The Showgrounds.

Following an opening night win over Inishowen and after Inishowen overcame Sligo-Leitrim last weekend, Donegal go in the comfort that even a 1-0 defeat would see them through in the Oscar Traynor Trophy.

But Shields and company are off to the Yeats county with a victory in their minds.

“We go to Sligo for a massive game and we’re taking nothing for granted,” Shields said.

“Sligo are hard to break down and they were missing a good few players on Sunday against Inishowen. We’re under no illusions. We know it will be a very tough task.

“We’re looking forward to a big battle on Saturday. We have to fight for our lives to get through.”

Listen to the full interview below …

Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years' experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.

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