Defending Donegal and Ulster champions Gweedore showed Kilcar the exit door from the senior championship with an impressive 3-8 to 0-12 win in Sunday’s semi-final at MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey.
In a powerful hour of football, the Gaeltacht men dealt with just about everything that a much-vaunted Kilcar side could throw at them.
Gweedore manager Mervyn O’Donnell felt his team had been ‘disrespected’ somewhat in media circles in the run-up to the game, when he spoke to Ocean FM Sport’s Paddy McGill.
In Sunday’s other semi-final, Naomh Conaill beat St Eunan’s by a point – 0-15 to 1-11 – to set up a repeat of last year’s county final in two week’s time.
Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure SFC semi-finals
Gweedore (holders) 3-8 Kilcar 0-12
Naomh Conaill 0-15 St Eunan’s 1-11
Senior relegation semi-finals
Dungloe 3-9 Ardara 2-10
Four Masters 2-13 Malin 1-7
St Naul’s 1-9 Naomh Brid 1-8
Aodh Ruadh 0-14 Cloughaneely 0-14 AET.