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We just Canty take Donegal for granted now.

Byline: PAUL KEANE

GRAHAM CANTY says anyone who doubts Donegal's attacking ability should watch just how hard he has to work today.

The colossal Cork defender has read all about Donegal's own defensive tendencies. But he believes the hype fails to account for their gifted forwards like Michael Murphy and Colm McFadden whom he reckons he'll have his hands full with.

Canty (right) said: "I played with Michael Murphy and Karl Lacey in the International Rules. They're both good lads, powerful carriers and they were great to play with.

"And McFadden does score a lot too. He's one of the best finishers in the country. If he gets decent ball he'll punish you every time and no one is more aware of that than me."

If any of Canty's colleagues are complacent about today's task, he need only nudge them in the direction of their League match last March.

Donegal won it by four points and Canty knows it's a more realistic marker of what to expect than their previous Championship clash in 2009 which the Rebels won easily.

The former All-Ireland winning skipper continued: "Yeah, they set up totally different now. But look, we're just delighted to be here ourselves.

"You can call us favourites but this time last year we were gone from the Championship, we didn't even make the semi-finals. So we're in no position to take it for granted."

Canty watched Donegal beat Kerry in the quarter-final and said: "They were impressive."
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Geographic Code:4EUIR
Date:Aug 26, 2012
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