Blow For Donegal As Odhrán Mac Niallais Opts Out For 2019

Blow For Donegal As Odhrán Mac Niallais Opts Out For 2019

Donegal's 2019 Championship hopes have been dealt a blow after Odhrán Mac Niallais confirmed he will not play inter-county this year.

The Gaoth Dobhair star will not play with Declan Bonner's side this season. Donegal play Fermanagh in the Ulster Quarter-final in May.

In an interview with Donegal Democrat, Mac Niallais confirmed he had told management of his decision.

I'm not going back. I spoke to Declan last week. I told him I'm not going to play this year. I just have no real interest in football at the minute, to be honest. The last few weeks, even training with the club, I haven't really enjoyed it.


Mac Niallais had been a close friend of Mícheál Roarty, who passed away after a single-vehicle incident earlier this year. The accident plunged the community into a state of mourning as it claimed the lives of four local men.

The midfielder has been a prominent member of the Donegal side ever since 2014.

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