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  1. Result: Derry 0-10 Donegal 1-9
  2. Marty O'Reilly scores Donegal goal
  3. Donegal face Monaghan in 19 July final

Live Reporting

By Lyle Jackson

All times stated are UK

Final whistle

Ok, so it was the expected Donegal victory although Rory Gallagher's men were not as impressive as they were in the quarter-finals.

Match photos can

be viewed here and here's the postmatch analysis of former
Donegal star Brendan Devenney.

Thanks for following the action with us and come back again for the final on 19 July.

Good night and good luck.

Via Twitter

Monaghan will be a good game, but I can't see past Donegal - Barry Greene

Derry could have beaten that Donegal team tonight. Wasted opportunities & inexperience. No mental belief! - Lisa McNulty

Other results

In today's All-Ireland qualifiers,

Wexford beat Down 2-16 to 2-11, Louth eased past Leitrim 1-16 to 0-11 and
Armagh were 2-17 to 2-07 winners against Wicklow.

Final coverage

The final between Donegal and Monaghan will be on Sunday, 19 July. It will be live on BBC2 NI television with commentary on the BBC Sport website and Radio Ulster medium wave.


Donegal boss Rory Gallagher: "We are delighted to get through. It was far from a fluent performance but Derry were always going to make it difficult.

"We were always in front although we did not play to our potential."

Brendan Devenney

Former Donegal forward

"Donegal weren't right - there will be some tough training between now and the final.

"If they play like that they will not beat Monaghan."


Derry manager Brian McIver: "We had enough chances but did not take them. We have only ourselves to blame and that's it."


Result: Derry 0-10 Donegal 1-9

Donegal go through to their fifth consecutive final. Not a vintage display but they just had enough to see off Derry by two points.

Down and out

Down manager Jim McCorry

Jim McCorry's Down are the first Ulster county to be knocked out of the 2015 All-Ireland. They lost 2-16 to 2-11 against Wexford in the qualifiers tonight.

Added time

Derry 0-10 Donegal 1-9

We are into three minutes of stoppage time and just two points in it.

Back to black

Ciaran McFaul also gets a black card, he chopped down Ryan McHugh.

This time Derry have no subs left and they're down to 14 men.

Black card

Brendan Rogers gets a black card for a challenge which leaves Odhran McNiallais flat on his back.

So off goes Rogers and Conor McAtamney comes on as the replacement.

Hits the woodwork

Derry 0-10 Donegal 1-9

Patrick McBrearty hits a post with a free but Donegal regain possession and Michael Murphy lands a point.

Derry hit back within seconds through Ciaran McFaul. Still two points in it.

Ben strikes

Derry 0-9 Donegal 1-8

Benny Herron scores from play for Derry to reduce the deficit to two points.

Yellow card

Derry forward Daniel Heavron goes into the book for a neck high challenge on Colm McFadden.

Derry response

Derry 0-8 Donegal 1-8

Derry hit back with points from Mark Lynch and Cailean O'Boyle. Brian McIver's men are certainly not beaten yet.


Derry 0-6 Donegal 1-8

Marty O'Reilly's selection pays off as he gets past keeper Thomas Mallon to score the first goal of the game. Suddenly Donegal are five points to the good.

Good point

Derry 0-6 Donegal 0-8

Martin McElhinney's fine lifted effort puts Derry two points up.

Tit for tat

Derry 0-6 Donegal 0-7

Michael Murphy hoists a monster of a point with his right foot for Donegal.

But the two-point lead is shortlived as Niall Holly replies for Derry.

Seconds away

Derry 0-5 Donegal 0-6

Colm McFadden quickly lands the first point of the second half and Donegal have their noses in front again.

Brendan Devenney

Former Donegal forward

"Donegal have fallen into the mindset that they were going to beat Derry today.

"Derry are good value for being level at half-time. The preparation and mindset has not been right from Donegal."


Derry 0-5 Donegal 0-5

No Donegal first-half dominance this time. The teams are level at the break.

Orla Bannon

BBC Sport at Clones

"Thomas Mallon earned rave reviews for his kickouts in Derry's first round win over Down, but he didn't have one save to make in Celtic Park.

It's a different story here tonight - he's struggled to find his men from kickouts but that was a superb diving save to his right to deny Michael Murphy a fisted goal."

There's no way out for Enda Lynn as Ryan McHugh closes in on the Derry defender
There's no way out for Enda Lynn as Ryan McHugh closes in on the Derry defender


Derry keeper Thomas Mallon makes a superb diving save to keep out Michael Murphy's fisted effort.

More scores

Derry 0-5 Donegal 0-5

Colm McFadden holds off two Derry opponents and lands a score with his left foot to restore Donegal's lead.

But Derry defender Chrissy McKaigue advances to deliver a nice point and the sides are level for the third time.

It is only the fifth time the Slaughtneil man has scored in inter-county Championship football.

Wides guys

Odhran McNiallais adds to the high number of wides Donegal have been guilty of. The Ulster champions have not scored for 17 minutes now.

Neil McGee puts in the block as Derry forward Eoin Bradley shoots on the Donegal goal
Neil McGee puts in the block as Derry forward Eoin Bradley shoots on the Donegal goal
Wexford hold a 0-9 to 1-4 half-time lead over Down in the All-Ireland round one qualifier
Wexford hold a 0-9 to 1-4 half-time lead over Down in the All-Ireland round one qualifier

Mark of class

Derry 0-4 Donegal 0-4

Mark Lynch, the Derry captain, runs through to fire over the equalising point.

Getting closer

Derry 0-3 Donegal 0-4

Cailean O'Boyle finishes a patient Derry move to leave just one point between the sides.

Yellow card

Neil Gallagher of Donegal and Derry's Niall Holly go into the referee's notebook.

Free and easy

Derry 0-2 Donegal 0-4

Eoin Bradley has no problem with an easy free. A second point for the Oak Leafers - and one they needed.

Toye story

Derry 0-1 Donegal 0-4

Christy Toye finds space to score from play for Donegal's fourth point. Already looking ominous for Derry?

Pat's points

Derry 0-1 Donegal 0-3

Donegal forward Patrick McBrearty, making his 28th Championship appearance at the age of 21, gets ahead of his marker to nab a point from play.

The Letterkenny man strikes again to put Donegal two up.

The equaliser

Derry 0-1 Donegal 0-1

Derry full-forward Eoin Bradley levels matters with a not too difficult free. A busy start at Clones.

First point

Derry 0-0 Donegal 0-1

Odhran McNiallais lands a sweet left-foot point from play as Donegal register the first point.


The action begins - and within seconds Derry have a goal chance but Paul Durcan makes a smothering save to thwart Enda Lynn.


Derry: T Mallon; O Duffy, B Rogers, D McBride; K Johnston, C McKaigue, C McFaul; N Holly, F Doherty; S L McGoldrick, M Lynch, E Lynn; D Heavron, E Bradley, C O'Boyle.

Donegal: P Durcan; P McGrath, N McGee, E McGee; M O'Reilly, K Lacey, F McGlynn; N Gallagher, M McElhinney; C Toye, O MacNiallais, R McHugh; P McBrearty, M Murphy, C McFadden.

Brendan Devenney

Former Donegal forward

"I'm going for a Donegal victory but I'm hoping for a good game. Derry must keep it tight in the first half."