Donegal into Ulster Championship semis after win over Derry

Derry's Mark Lynch and Donegal's Paddy McGrath and Karl Lacey

Derry's Mark Lynch and Donegal's Paddy McGrath and Karl Lacey

DERRY 0-11 DONEGAL 1-11

Donegal came from three points behind to squeeze past Derry in Sunday’s Ulster Football Championship quarter-finals.

Derry led 0-6 to 0-3 before a Michael Murphy point reduced the margin to two after a somewhat scrappy first half.

The key period was the third quarter as Donegal hit 1-5 without reply as Leo McLoone netted a superb goal.

Derry cut Donegal’s lead to two but the visitors held on for a deserved win as James Kielt was sent off late on.

Derry: T Mallon; D McBride, G McKinless, C McKaigue; K Johnson, M Lynch, G O’Kane; F Doherty, Patsy Bradley; C McFaul, SL McGoldrick, E Lynn, Emmet Bradley, E McGuckin, C O’Boyle. Subs: E McNicholl, C McAtamney, A McAlynn, C Kielt, M Craig, O Duffy, N Holly, C McWilliams, Emmett Bradley, R Bell, C McGoldrick, D Mullan, A Devlin, T O’Brien, D Brown.

Donegal: P Durcan; E McGee, N McGee, K Lacey; F McGlynn, L McLoone, A Thompson; O MacNiallais, C Toye; P McGrath, R McHugh, D O’Connor, P McBrearty, M Murphy, C McFadden. Subs: M Boyle, D Walsh, L Keaney, P McGrath, C Classon, H McFadden, M O’Reilly, D O’Connor, D Walsh, D Molloy, L Thompson.

 

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