Derry and Down set up Ulster SHC hurling semi-final

Down's Steven Dineen and Declan Coulter of Armagh in action at the Athletic Grounds
Down's Steven Dineen and Declan Coulter of Armagh in action at the Athletic Grounds

Derry were too strong for Donegal and Down saw off Armagh to book their spots in next Sunday's Ulster Senior Hurling Championship semi-final at Celtic Park.

Donegal made Derry fight all the way at their home ground, before the Oak Leafers ran out 3-17 to 5-7 victors.

Down and Armagh were level at 1-10 to 2-7 at the break but Caolan Baille netted a second-half hat-trick of goals as his side triumphed 5-20 to 3-14.

The winners of the semi-final will face Antrim in the final on 12 July.

Derry were 1-11 to 2-4 in front at the interval in their game, with Kevin Campbell finding the net twice for the visitors.

Kevin Hinphey, Alan Grant and Brendan Douban notched the goals for the winners.

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