GAA – Donegal Beat Tyrone To Reach Ulster Final

Donegal 0-12 v 0-10 Tyrone

Donegal will defend their Ulster title against Down on July 22 after a deserved two-point win over Tyrone in Clones on Saturday evening.

Although the dominant force for most of the second half, Jim McGuinness’s side just about scraped over the line and Tyrone were unlucky not to have forced a replay at the every end, as Martin Penrose forced a fine save from Donegal goalkeeper Paul Durcan four minutes into added time.

The finish may have been frenetic, but Donegal were at their very best in the final quarter and had kicked five points in a row, and kept Tyrone scoreless for 32 minutes, before the Red Hand came with a late flourish.

Stephen O’Neill reduced the gap to three points in added time, but Donegal defended doggedly to keep Tyrone at bay, with Durcan the hero of the hour when he deflected Penrose’s shot out for a 45, via an upright, with his feet.

After the game Charlie Collins got reaction from both camps on the pitch in Clones.

Donegal Manager Jim Mc Guinness.
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Tyrone Manager Mickey Harte.
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