Majors make the difference for Donegal as they sink Derry
DONEGAL have sauntered into the semi-finals of the Ulster Senior Football Championship following a routine win over Derry in Celtic Park.
Cian Mulligan rubberstamped the win as he rounded off a great team move late on to grab Donegal’s second goal of the afternoon.
Paddy McBrearty starred for Tír Chonaill as he hit eight points to leave the Derry defence trailing in his wake. Emmet Bradley did his best to keep the home team in touch, but it was to no avail in the end. It was that Mulligan strike and Hugh McFadden’s first-half major which ultimately proved the difference at Celtic Park as the game finished 2-16 to 0-16 in Donegal’s favour.
Elsewhere on Sunday, Carlow stunned Kildare in the Leinster SFC quarter-finals in a game where they shot not a single wide and Paul Broderick kicked 10 points, while Longford defeated 14-man Meath at Pearse Park. Predictably, Dublin hammered Wicklow in Portlaoise.
In hurling, Galway ran out eight-point winners over Kilkenny in Salthill to mark their first ever home Leinster SHC fixture. In Munster, meanwhile, Tipperary stormed back to rescue a draw against Cork and Clare dismissed Waterford in Ennis.
Ulster Senior Football Championship
Derry 0-16 Donegal 2-16
Leinster Senior Football Championship
Dublin 4-25 Wicklow 1-11; Longford 0-16 Meath 0-14; Kildare 1-10 Carlow 2-14
Leinster Senior Hurling Championship
Galway 1-22 Kilkenny 2-11
Munster Senior Hurling Championship
Clare 2-27 Waterford 2-18; Tipperary 2-20 Cork 1-23