Donegal U20s reach Ulster semi-final following penalty shootout victory

Donegal under-20 gaelic footballers are through to an Ulster semi-final following Wednesday night’s penalty shootout victory over Antrim at MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey.

The sides were level at the end of normal and extra time with late scores rescuing the Tír Chonaill men both occasions.

At one stage, Donegal were 3 points down in extra time.

St. Eunan’s David Boyle top scored for Donegal with 7 points, 5 from frees.

Leo McLoone’s charges were faultless in the penalty shootout with Blake McGarvey, Shaun Ward, Daniel Gildea, David Boyle and Daniel Marley all netting.

Goalkeeper Aaron Cullen also saved from Antrim’s Eoin Gough.

Donegal now advance to an Ulster semi-final with Derry who defeated Fermanagh.

Elsewhere, reigning Ulster and All-Ireland champions Tyrone were knocked out by Down.

Ulster under-20 quarter-final results
Donegal 0-15 Armagh 0-15 (Donegal won 5-4 on penalties)
Fermanagh 0-8 Derry 3-12
Tyrone 1-8 Down 2-9
Cavan 0-13 Monaghan 1-11

Semi-final pairings
Derry v Donegal
Down v Monaghan