Leo McLoone may return for Donegal semi-final clash

Leo McLoone
Leo McLoone's season has been plagued by injury

Leo McLoone looks set to be fit to play some part in Donegal's All-Ireland Senior Football semi-final against Dublin at Croke Park on 28 August.

McLoone performed well for Glenties in a Donegal club game at the weekend, having missed the Ulster final against Derry after fracturing an eye socket.

McLoone has had limited game time this season after breaking an ankle in March after some impressive early displays.

He has featured for only about 40 minutes in the Championship so far.

McLoone played against Cavan and Tyrone but missed the opener against Antrim and the wins over Derry and Kildare.

Donegal are also confident that Christy Toye will be able to take to the field after his influential role as a substitute in the thrilling extra-time win over Kildare.

He scored a goal less than 30 seconds after being brought on, and added a point to finish as his side's top scorer.

Toye has endured a two-year battle to recover fitness from an achilles tendon rupture.

Michael Murphy, Rory Kavanagh and Kevin Rafferty also came through weekend club games unscathed.

Murphy did not start the All-Ireland quarter-final against Kildare because of a niggling hamstring while Kavanagh and Rafferty were both doubts for the game, but did play.

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