The Donegal team has been named for this weekend’s National League encounter against Kerry.
It sees a familiar name from Leitrim make his debut in the opening round at Letterkenny on Sunday.
Paul Brennan who last lined out for Leitrim in the 2014 Championship, switched his club allegiance from Melvin Gaels to Bundoran that year and is now set for his first competitive start for the Tir Chonaill County this weekend at left half-back.
Rory Gallagher will be looking to guide Donegal to Ulster success this year with plans in the further stages in the championship to follow and no doubt Paul is a big part of that plan and he will want to nail down a place come Championship with an impressive league campaign.
He is among four debutants in Rory Gallagher’s starting fifteen to face the Kingdom at O’Donnell Park with first league starts also going to his Realt na Mara clubmate Jamie Brennan, Cloughaneely’s Jason McGee and St Michael’s Michael Langan.
Donegal (Allianz FL v Kerry): Marc Anthony McGinley; Eoghan Ban Gallagher, Neil McGee, Paddy McGrath; Ryan McHugh, Caolan Ward, Paul Brennan; Jason McGee, Hugh McFadden; Ciaran Thompson, Michael Langan, Marty O’Reilly; Patrick McBrearty, Michael Murphy, Jamie Brennan.