Saturday 16 December 2017

Mulligan blasts Donegal to final

Donegal 3-17 Cavan 0-13

Donegal's Michael Langan pursued by Cavan's Eoin Sommerville. Photo: Sportsfile
Donegal's Michael Langan pursued by Cavan's Eoin Sommerville. Photo: Sportsfile

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A Cian Mulligan goal in the first minute of the second half ended this EirGrid Ulster U-21 football semi-final as a contest with Donegal moving 10 points ahead against a hard-working but outclassed Cavan side.

They added a second goal from Michael Carroll ten minutes later in what was a dominant display. Cavan battled bravely but were second best all over. Donegal had the luxury of removing their big games with 15 minutes left as they coasted home with Caolan McGonigle grabbing a third goal late on.

Conor Bradley of Cavan in action against Eoghan Bán Gallagher of Donegal. Photo: Sportsfile
Conor Bradley of Cavan in action against Eoghan Bán Gallagher of Donegal. Photo: Sportsfile
Scorers - Donegal: L Connors 0-6 (5f), M Carroll 1-2, S McBrearty 0-4, C Mulligan 1-1, M Langan 0-3 (1f), C McGonigle 1-0, N O'Donnell 0-1. Cavan: R Connolly 0-5 (4f), C O'Reilly 0-4f, L Fortune, S O'Connor, C Bradley, B Magee 0-1 each.
Donegal - D Rodgers; C Morrison, S McMenamin, E Ban Gallagher; D O Baoill, T McCleneghan, B McCole; J McGee, M Langan; J Brennan, C McLaughlin, M Carroll; L Connors, C Mulligan, S McBrearty. Subs: C Doherty for McLaughlin (h-t), N O'Donnell for McBrearty (42), C McGonigle for Carroll (46), E O'Donnell for Langan (47), R Carr for Connors (51), N Friel for McCleneghan (55).
Cavan - L Brady; M Smart, D Monaghan, L Fortune; S O'Connor, E Sommerville, P O'Reilly; T Galligan, C Daly; P Smith, C Bradley, M McKenna; C O'Reilly, B Magee, R Connolly: Subs: C Smith for M McKenna (36), B Argue for O'Reilly (42), D Brady for Smith (42), K Donohoe for Daly (45), T E Donohoe for Magee (49), R Clarke for Bradley (55).
Ref - S Laverty (Antrim)

Jason McGee of Donegal and Donal Monaghan of Cavan compete for the ball. Photo: Sportsfile
Jason McGee of Donegal and Donal Monaghan of Cavan compete for the ball. Photo: Sportsfile

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