Impressive Donegal win in Cork to keep promotion hopes alive

Donegal came from five points down at half-time to win by seven against Cork at Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday on a scoreline of 1-19 to 1-12 and stay firmly in the promotion hunt in Division 2 of the Allianz Football League.

Bundoran’s Jamie Brennan got the Donegal goal after a good attacking move in the second-half. Cork had led by 1-8 to 0-6 at the interval.

The game marked the return of Gweedore duo Neil McGee and Daire O’Baoill to the fray, while the biggest roar of the day was reserved for Ardara’s Paddy McGrath who came on for his 100th appearance in a Donegal senior jersey.

He spoke to Ocean FM Sport’s Paddy McGill after Saturday’s win in Cork.


Kilcar’s Ryan McHugh on Paddy McGrath’s century of matches – and on the manner of Donegal’s seven-point victory.


With one game to go, Donegal are now joint top of Division 2 alongside Meath and Fermanagh (who lost to Armagh 1-9 to 0-6) on eight points.

They host Kildare in Ballyshannon in their final regulation Division 2 game next Sunday (March 24th) at Fr Tierney Park in Ballyshannon at 2pm. The match will be live on Ocean FM.

The draws for the 2019 Donegal senior, intermediate and junior football championships will be made on Sunday, March 24th in Ballyshannon after the Donegal-Kildare league game.