THERE will be Donegal interest on Sunday as Scotland take on Derry in the semi-final of the TG4 All Ireland Junior Championship at Fingallians in Dublin (throw-in 2:45pm).
Centre-back Olive McCafferty and Karen Feeney were part of the Donegal panel that won the 2010 All-Ireland Intermediate Championship and both will be wearing the colours of Scotland.
McCafferty, who is a physiotherapist at the Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, still commutes home to play her club football at home and will be part of the Termon team for Sunday week’s Donegal Ladies SFC final against Glenfin.
She helped the Burn Road side to the Tesco Homegrown All- Ireland Senior Ladies Football Club Championship last November.
Gortahork native and centre-fielder Feeney is a student at Queen Margaret’s University in Edinburgh and recently joined the club in the city, Dunedin Connolly’s, from Cloughaneely.
Another Dunedin Connolly’s member, Angie Callaghan from Letterkenny and formerly of St Eunan’s having played for Donegal, was named to play at right half-forward but will miss out with a dislocated shoulder.
Caolfhoinn Deeney, the right corner-forward, is from Rathmullan originally but moved to Wicklow as a 10-year-old and won an All-Star there in 2011 when they lifted the All-Ireland Junior title. Christina Newton from Leixlip, Co Kildare, plays centre-forward and is the niece of Des Newton, who played inter-county football with Roscommon and Donegal in the 1980s.
A selector is Paul Gallagher, who also manages Glasgow Gaels, from Arranmore island.
The other semi-final sees Louth take on Lancashire, which gets underway at 12 noon on Sunday.