Holders Donegal reach McKenna Cup semi-final

Holders Donegal reached the semi-finals of the 2019 McKenna Cup on Wednesday night with a 1-20 to 1-12 win against 14-man Cavan at McCumhaill Park in Ballybofey.

The result sees Declan Bonner’s side finish top of Section A with three wins out of three, and sets up a semi-final meeting with Armagh this Sunday (Jan 13th) at Healy Park in Omagh with a 2pm throw-in. Tyrone will play Derry in the other semi.

Michael Langan was the game’s top scorer with 0-9, while Bundoran’s Jamie Brennan contributed 1-4. The game also marked the return of Ryan McHugh in place of his injured cousin Eoin, to the starting line-up.

Here’s a postmatch interview with Martin McElhinney who played his 100th match for Donegal on Wednesday night:


Donegal team: Shaun Patton; Caolan Ward, Brendan McCole, Conor Morrison, Ryan McHugh (0-1), Eamonn Doherty, Martin McElhinney (0-1), Hugh McFadden, Jason McGee, Paul Brennan, Niall O’Donnell (0-3), Caolan McGonagle, Martin O’Reilly, Michael Langan (0-9), Jamie Brennan (1-4). Subs used: Peadar Mogan for Paul Brennan, John Campbell for Marty O’Reilly, Oisin Gallen (0-2) for Martin McElhinney, Lorcan Connor for Jamie  Brennan, Paddy Dolan for Ryan McHugh.