Donegal's bid for three-in-a-row ended at Ballybofey on Saturday night when they lost to Fermanagh. The first month of 2011 has been a frustrating one for Jim Mc Guinness’. The new manager handed first starts to seven players, due to injury, sickness and college tied personnel. The Erne County's victory, which was their first of the campaign, means Cavan advance to contest the semi-final against Tyrone. Fermanagh led by 0-5 to 0-3 at half-time and strong performances from Barry Owens, Peter Sheery, James Corrigan, Paul Ward and Tomas Corrigan kept them in the driving seat in the second half. Adrian O'Hanlon and Marty Boyle tried hard for Donegal.