Donegal are no doubt a fine side with some great players but tbh I think Kildare would beat them in a close game I imagine..
To be fair ulster is generally one of the tougher provinces but is it as strong as it has been over last ten years or so?
No, it isn't as strong. Tyrone and Armagh have both gone backwards. However, Ulster was the only province with 3 teams in Division 1 of the league this year. That was followed with three in Division 2. So 66% of the teams in Ulster are in the upper echelons of the Football League. I don't think too many other provinces can say that.