Derry beat Cavan to clinch Ulster Minor Football title

Tiarnan Flanagan battles with Cavan's Donal Monahan in the Ulster Minor Final
Tiarnan Flanagan's goal put Derry in control in the Ulster Minor decider

Derry clinched the county's 13th Ulster Minor Football title as they beat Cavan 1-11 to 0-11 in the final at Clones.

Tiarnan Flanagan's goal on 29 minutes was crucial, helping the Oak Leafers lead 1-8 to 0-5 at the interval.

Cavan led 0-2 to 0-0 but four Shane McGuigan points helped Derry move into a 0-7 to 0-4 advantage.

The Breffni boys reduced the deficit in the second half with Derry keeper Ben McKinless also making a fine save to deny Cavan's David Brady.

Derry were clinching their first Ulster minor title since 2002 and they along with Cavan, will now progress to the All-Ireland Minor quarter-finals.

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