GAA – Donegal win Ulster for a sixth time

Ulster Senior Football Championship Final
Donegal 1-11 v 0-8 Derry

A second half penalty from Michael Murphy helped Donegal to their first provincial title since 1992 as they proved too strong for Derry in the Ulster final in Clones on Sunday.  The teams went in at the break level with the scores at 0-5 to 0-5, but after the restart a long ball into the Derry danger area caused Danny Devlin to foul Murphy and the Glenswilly man stepped up to finish off the spot kick.  Colm McFadden, who scored 0-4, gave a fine performance and along with Murphy the pair proved a handful for the Derry full-back line. Derry brought Donegal’s lead down to three points but they only managed to score a total of three points in the second half and Donegal were never in danger of losing this game. Jim McGuinness becomes only the second man ever to manage the Tir Chonail men to the Anglo-Celt Cup. The other being Brian Mc Eniff who of course guided the county to All Ireland success back in 1992.

Thousands turned out in Donegal Town on Sunday Night to welcome home the new Ulster Champions. Chris Mc Nulty was there for Highland Radio Sport  and got reaction to Donegal’s fantastic win.

Donegal Manager Jim Mc Guinness.
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Donegal Captain Michael Murphy.
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Donegal County Board Chairman Pj Mc Gowan.
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