Ryan McHugh and Donegal aiming high ahead of Mayo league opener

McHugh relishing the change to play counties from outside of Ulster ahead of away trip

 Ryan McHugh wants to look forward rather than back ahead of Donegal’s league opener. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Ryan McHugh wants to look forward rather than back ahead of Donegal’s league opener. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Time flies. Ryan McHugh is asked about 2014, his rookie season when Donegal flabbergasted consensus by taking down Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final – to which he contributed 2-2. Of course it didn’t end quite as well, as they were out-smarted by Kerry a few weeks later but it was a notable year – only the county’s third All-Ireland final.

Does it all appear now as if it’s disappearing into the rear-view mirror a little quickly and taking opportunity with it?

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