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  1. Tyrone 1-21 Donegal 1-12 (Res)
  2. Down v Monaghan in other semi on 24 June
  3. Derry beat Antrim in Minor semi-final

Live Reporting

By Lyle Jackson and Ruairi Cunningham

All times stated are UK

All over now

Thanks very much for following the action with us. We're back on Saturday night for the second semi-final between Down and Monaghan at the Athletic Grounds in Armagh. See you then.

'Tyrone can play good football' - manager Harte

Tyrone boss is impressed as his side impressively see off Donegal by nine points in the Ulster Championship semi-final. The holders won 1-21 to 1-12 at Clones to book their place in the provincial final. Monaghan or Down will be their opponents on 16 July.

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte

'Tyrone picked us off'

Tyrone 1-21 Donegal 1-12

We defended too deep and Tyrone picked us off easily in the first half. Once they got the goal it became a real uphill task. We looked a young and inexperienced team at times.

Rory GallagherDonegal manager

Níos Mó Ná Cluiche

BBC2 NI, Sunday 18 June, 22:15

Two-part landmark Irish language series, in which Jarlath Burns explores the untold story of the evolution of the Gaelic games in Ulster and the role the games played at the heart of community life.

It is a story about people, passion and place, of parish and province, and a story of identity.

In the second and final episode, Jarlath examines the impact of the Troubles on Gaelic games in Ulster, and how the games have regenerated in the province in the last two decades.

General view of a Gaelic game
Gaelic Games

Winning words

Tyrone 1-21 Donegal 1-12

The team can play good football. We have done it in spells over the last couple of years but today we were consistent across the game. We did take mistakes but we were able to overcome them.

Mickey HarteTyrone manager
Tyrone manager Mickey Harte
Tyrone manager Mickey Harte

Man of the match

It was a free-flowing game and there were plenty of good scores. Donegal kept plugging away but we kept our distance on the scoreboard.

Padraig HampseyTyrone


Tyrone 1-21 Donegal 1-12

Patrick McBrearty's free is the last kick of the game.

Tyrone go through to the Ulster final where they will play Down or Monaghan.

Tyrone 1-21 Donegal 1-11

Tyrone keeper Niall Morgan casually slots over a 45 after Darren McCurry's goal attempt was blocked out.

Tyrone 1-20 Donegal 1-11

Declan McClure points for Tyrone, Michael Langan replies for Donegal.

Tyrone 1-19 Donegal 1-10

Michael Langan hoists an impressive point from play for Donegal. They will need that sort of quality for the qualifiers.

Paddy McBrearty tags on another for his fifth score of the day.

Hear, hear


Tyrone 1-19 Donegal 1-08

Michael Carroll gets a goal to give Donegal a three-point boost but two of those points quickly disappear as Ronan O'Neill and Niall Sludden score for Tyrone.

Tyrone 1-17 Donegal 0-08

Michael Murphy converts a straightforward free for Donegal but Niall Sludden replies with his third point of the day.

Great save

Tyrone 1-16 Donegal 0-07

Donegal keeper Mark Anthony McGinley makes a good save to deny Rory Brennan a goal.

At the other end, Paddy McBrearty takes his personal tally to four points.

Tyrone 1-16 Donegal 0-06

Kieran McGeary pops over another point for dominant Tyrone. In stark contrast Donegal have not scored in more than 30 minutes' play.

Within seconds McGeary fists over is third of the afternoon. If this was a boxing match....

Matt finish

Tyrone 1-14 Donegal 0-06

No letting up from Tyrone - two-time All Star Mattie Donnelly's left foot adds a point to Tyrone's telling tally.

Black Mark

Tyrone 1-13 Donegal 0-6

Another fine score for Tyrone, as Mark Bradley turns on to his left to score.

But that's the end of Bradley's involvement as he is shown a black card by referee David Gough. Darren McCurry is a more than able replacement.

Tyrone 1-12 Donegal 0-6

Paddy McBrearty lands a score from play to give Donegal a much-needed point. Problem is, it is only their sixth of the match

Tyrone 1-12 Donegal 0-5

Paddy Bradley

Former Derry star on BBC2's The Championship

It is a matter of damage limitation now. Donegal don't want this to be a stuffing match.


Tyrone 1-12 Donegal 0-5

Tieran McCann gets the first goal - despite not making proper contact. This is nothing short of a nightmare for Donegal - nine points in arrears. Who would have predicted that?

'Hard to see Donegal coming back from this'

McHugh's view

It looks like Tyrone have moved it to the next level - McHugh

Desperate measures

Expert view

Tyrone 0-12 Donegal 0-5

Martin McHugh

BBC Sport NI pundit

Donegal will probably make more changes and they will have to go for it in the third quarter. They are relying too much on a couple of big players having big games.

Export view

Tyrone 0-12 Donegal 0-5

Oisin McConville

BBC Sport NI pundit

Tyrone have controlled the pace this game is being played at. You don't need a marquee forward when you have so many players who can score.


Tyrone 0-12 Donegal 0-5

Sean Cavanagh lands Tyrone's first score from a free and it is their seventh point without reply. Have they taken a decisive grip on this match at Clones.

Donegal started well but find themselves trailing by seven points at the break - is there anyway back?

Tyrone's Sean Cavanagh in action against Donegal
Tyrone's Sean Cavanagh in action against Donegal

Tyrone on top

Tyrone 0-11 Donegal 0-5

Padraig Hampsey scores from close-range for Tyrone who have been dominant in the last 15 minutes. This seems to be running away from Rory Gallagher's men.

Tyrone 0-10 Donegal 0-5

Niall Sludden is on target again for Tyrone and they seem to be taking charge here. Their tails are up - what response can Donegal find?

Shoot-out in the sunshine

Tyrone 0-9 Donegal 0-5

Donegal's Neil McGee in action against Ronan O'Neill of Tyrone
Donegal's Neil McGee in action against Ronan O'Neill of Tyrone

Tyrone 0-9 Donegal 0-5

Tyrone are enjoying a profitable spell here. Peter Harte finds his range with a superb right-foot strike and Kieran McGeary follows suit to make it four unanswered points for the title holders.

Tyrone 0-7 Donegal 0-5

Niall Sludden slots over a fine right-foot effort to edge Tyrone back into a one-point lead. Nine scores from play, two frees, so far.

Make that 10 from play, corner-back Padraig Hampsey does the business and Tyrone lead by two.

Quick exchange

Tyrone 0-5 Donegal 0-5

Tyrone lead for the first time as Tiernan McCann makes it three points in a row for the Red Hands in the 22nd minute - but just seconds later Martin Reilly registers from play for Donegal.

Sound defence

Tyrone 0-4 Donegal 0-4

Antrim's goalkeeper and captain is impressed by Tyrone's energy.

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Crowded house

Tyrone 0-4 Donegal 0-4

All the best

Tyrone 0-4 Donegal 0-4

Former player Owen Mulligan sends his support via Twitter.

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Magnificent 7?

Donegal meet Tyrone in Sunday's semi-final at Clones
Donegal meet Tyrone in Sunday's semi-final at Clones

Off target

Tyrone 0-4 Donegal 0-4

Great chance for Donegal in the 16th minute as Eoin McHugh runs through - but he sends his shot side. He should have made that count..

Tyrone 0-4 Donegal 0-4

Sides are level again as Peter Harte fires over for Tyrone. Might have been a goal chance, but Harte settles for the point.

Tyrone 0-3 Donegal 0-4

Brilliant score from distance by Paddy McBrearty, quickly followed by another by Michael Murphy. Mark Bradley responds for Tyrone and we've had seven scores in just over 12 minutes here.

All square

Tyrone 0-2 Donegal 0-2

Mattie Donnelly, making his 29th Championship appearance, brings Mickey Harte's men level with a well-taken point from play.

Tyrone 0-1 Donegal 0-2

Donegal get a disputed 45 and skipper Michael Murphy does the honours off the ground. Superb strike from Murphy, but Tyrone immediately break up field to garner the first score from play through David Mulgrew.