The Ulster Council of the GAA has confirmed that MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey will host this summer’s championship encounter between Donegal and Tyrone.

Redevelopment work at the venue, costing over €100,000, has ensured that capacity will be close to 18,000 for the much anticipated clash on 26 May.

After the draw was made last October, Donegal were keen not to give up home advantage and county officials promised they would have the Ballybofey venue up to scratch. Tyrone had wanted the game played in Clones, where the capacity is 34,000.

It will be the third consecutive year that the counties have met in the Ulster championship, with the reigning All-Ireland champions victorious in both 2011 and 2012.