Donegal minors lose Ulster semi-final on penalties

There was heartbreak for Donegal minor gaelic footballers at Celtic Park on Saturday evening as they lost 4-3 on a penalty shoot-out to reigning Ulster champions Tyrone.

The sides finished level (1-10 to 0-13) at the end of extra-time in a highly entertaining semi-final contest, but Tyrone were the team to keep their composure and edge to victory in the shoot-out.

Goalkeeper Conor McAneney proved to be the shootout hero for the holders as he saved Donegal’s fifth and final penalty.

It was cruel luck on Luke Barrett’s Donegal who game from 0-8 to 0-5 down in normal time to force extra-time – and then scored 1-1 at the end of extra-time to bring the semi-final to penalty kicks.

Tyrone’s prize is an Ulster minor final meeting on May 29th with Derry who were 0-16 to 0-11 winners over Cavan in Saturday’s other semi-final.

Ulster minor football semi-finals
Donegal 1-10 Tyrone 0-13 AET
(Tyrone won 4-3 on penalties)

Derry 0-16 Cavan 0-11.