They meet in the championship for the fourth time with Cork winning two of the previous three meetings while Donegal won one.
Donegal’s success came in the 2012 semi-final, winning 0-16 t0 1-11 while Cork’s victories were both in quarter-finals. In 2009, they won by 1-27 to 2-10 and by 1-11 to 1-10 in 2006.
The last competitive clash between the counties was in Round 2 of the Allianz League last February when Donegal won by 2-14 to 1-7 in Ballyshannon.
Donegal are bidding to reach the quarter-final for a sixth successive year. Cork missed out last year, losing to Kildare in a Round 4 qualifier, having qualified for the quarter-final in each of the previous ten seasons.
2006 - Donegal 1-10, Cork 1-11
Donegal: P Durcan; K Lacey, E McGee, N McGee; T Donoghue, B Monaghan, B Dunnion; N Gallagher, B Boyle; C Toye, M Hegarty, C Bonner; R Kavanagh, M Doherty, L Thompson. Subs., C Kelly, S McHugh, S McDermott, A Sweeney.
2009 - Donegal 2-10, Cork 1-27
Donegal: M Boyle; F McGlynn, N McGee, K Lacey; B Dunnion, B Monaghan (0-1), E McGee (0-1); B Boyle, K Cassidy; R Kavanagh (1-0), B Roper (0-1), L McLoone; C Dunne, M Murphy (0-6), C A McFadden. Subs., D Walsh, S Griffin (1-0), D Gallagher, A Hanlon (0-1), E Waide.
2012 - Donegal 0-16, Cork 1-11
Donegal: P Durcan; P McGrath, N McGee, E McGee; F McGlynn (0-1), K Lacey (0-2), A Thompson (0-1); R Kavanagh (0-1), N Gallagher; R Bradley, L McLoone, M McHugh (0-1); P McBrearty, M Murphy (0-3), C A McFadden (0-5). Subs., David Walsh (0-1), M McElhinney (0-1), Declan Walsh, D McLaughlin, C Toye.
HOW THEY GOT HERE
Tipperary 3-15 Cork 2-16 (Munster semi-final)
Cork 2-12 Limerick 0-10 (All-Ireland qualifier – Round 2)
Cork 2-9 Longford 1-6 (All-Ireland qualifier – Round 3)
Donegal 2-12 Fermanagh 0-11 (Ulster quarter-final)
Monaghan 0-14 Donegal 1-11 (Ulster semi-final)
Donegal 0-17 Monaghan 2-10 (Ulster semi-final) Replay
Tyrone 0-13 Donegal 0-11 (Ulster final)
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