Disappointment for Donegal U20s but Fermanagh into senior final

Donegal are out of this year’s Ulster U20 Football Championship.

Gary McDaid’s side lost out by 0-16 to 2-9 to an impressive Derry team at Healy Park, despite goals from Peadar Mogan and Patrick Dolan.

Both three-pointers came in the first half, and Donegal led by 2-5 to 0-8 at the break.

But they could only add four more points in the second half, as Derry powered on to a semi-final against Down next Sunday.

That game will be the curtain-raiser to the senior semi-final between Down and Donegal in St Tiernach’s Park in Clones.

The winners in that game will face Rory Gallagher’s Fermanagh in the Ulster final.

That’s after the Erne men qualified for their first final since 2008, after defeating Monaghan in a dramatic game at Healy Park.

Monaghan looked destined to make the final as they led by 2 points as the clock ticked into injury-time.

However, with five minutes of added time to play, Fermanagh’s Eoin Donnelly was able to guide the ball into the back of the net to take a one-point lead.

Monaghan were unable to draw the game level from a long-range Conor McManus effort, as the game ended 1-8 to 0-10 in favour of Fermanagh.