Sunday 25 September 2016

O'Donnell sparks late Donegal blitz

Donegal 2-11 Antrim 2-7

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Published 30/05/2016 | 02:30

'Peadar Mogan and the excellent Niall O’Donnell grabbed quick-fire goals for Donegal' Stock photo: Sportsfile
'Peadar Mogan and the excellent Niall O’Donnell grabbed quick-fire goals for Donegal' Stock photo: Sportsfile

Donegal rattled in 2-3 without reply in the last 10 minutes to overturn a five-point deficit at Corrigan Park and seal a last-four clash with Monaghan.

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Peadar Mogan and the excellent Niall O'Donnell grabbed quick-fire goals for Donegal after Eamon Fyffe's second major looked like sealing the deal for Antrim.

The sides had been level at 0-4 apiece at the break.

Fyffe's first goal helped open up a 1-7 to 0-8 lead for the hosts, and his second appeared to have killed the game off, but Donegal had other ideas.

SCORERS - Donegal: N O'Donnell 1-5, P Mogan 1-2 (0-1f), S Ferry, A McLaughlin, J McGee (f), K Gallagher 0-1 each. Antrim: E Fyffe 2-3, D McErlain (f), E Nagle, K Small (f) and M Hagan (f) 0-1 each.
Antrim - G Smith; M Donnelly, S Kelly, P Muholland; P Finnegan, P McCormick, D McCormick; N McKeown, J Maybin; E McCabe, D McErlain, E Nagle; M Doherty, K Small, M Hagan. Subs: E Fyffe for Hagan (25), J Finnegan for Doherty (47), M McNamee for Maybin (51), M Hamill for Kelly (55), M Doherty for Donnelly (60), S Duffin for McErlain (60).
Donegal - G Mulreany; S Ferry, A McCrea, M Curran; O Shiels, JD Boyle, A McLaughlin; J McGee, K Gallagher; N Boyle, N O'Donnell, E McCormick; O McFadden, E McGettigan, P Mogan. Subs: S McGrath for McGee (BC, 36), B O'Donnell for McCormick (48), R Connors for O McFadden (BC, 52), S Carr for McLaughlin (61).
Ref - M Farrelly (Cavan)

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