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Summary

  1. Donegal beat Fermanagh 2-12 0-11
  2. Donegal led 1-6 0-7 at half-time
  3. Donegal defender Neil McGee sent-off
  4. Fermanagh forward Sean Quigley misses penalty

Live Reporting

By Alvin McCaig

All times stated are UK

Goodbye

That's all for now. This quarter-final promised so much after the opening 35 minutes but fizzled out in the second half. Donegal book a semi-final date with Monaghan while Fermanagh face Wexford in the qualifiers. We'll be back next Sunday for live coverage of the first semi-final between Tyrone and Cavan.   

Gallagher looking forward to Monaghan semi

Donegal manager Rory Gallagher said: "We were disappointed to lose Neil to a red card as he is one of our leaders.

"I felt we should have been more than two ahead at half-time but we dug ourselves out of it and now plan ahead for meeting Monaghan in the semi-finals"

Oisin McConville

BBC Sport NI pundit

Fermanagh missing the penalty before half-time was crucial. Donegal's superior experience and know-how was decisive in the second half but they have to improve if they want to win the Ulster title.

Martin McHugh

BBC Sport NI pundit

Fermanagh never looked like winning - they never pushed forward. They need to change their style of football as they will never win anything playing the way they did today.

Donegal prevail

Full-time: Donegal 2-12 0-11 Fermanagh

Colm McFadden's free completes the scoring and 14-man Donegal secure a five-point win. The game fizzled out after an exciting first half and Fermangh will be disappointed they could not capitalise with the extra man.  

70+2 Donegal 2-11 0-11 Fermanagh

Eoin McHugh adds to Donegal's tally with a sweetly struck point

Paddy Bradley

BBC Sport NI pundit

The stop-start nature of the last five minutes suits Donegal - they are running the clock down.

65 mins Donegal 2-10 0-11 Fermanagh

Five minutes left and Tomas Corrigan's free leaves Fermanagh five back

Missed opportunity

60 mins Donegal 2-10 0-10 Fermanagh

Ryan Jones is clear on the Donegal goal but can only fire over - that really had to be a three-pointer

58 mins Donegal 2-10 0-9 Fermangh

Tomas Corrigan free for Fermanagh, who need a goal to get them back in this game

57 mins Donegal 2-10 0-8

It's all so easy now - an unmarked Martin McElhinney slips it over

Deja vu

53 mins Donegal 2-9 0-8 Fermanagh

Paddy McBrearty splits the uprights and there's seven between the teams. Is this going to be a fifth straight one-sided outcome in the championship?

51 mins Donegal 2-8 0-8 Fermanagh

Martin O'Reilly slices through the Fermanagh midfield before slotting over

Goal Odhran MacNiallais

45 mins Donegal 2-7 0-8 Fermanagh

MacNiallais with his second goal, palming in from close range to finish a superb Donegal move. Fermanagh defender Che Cullen is black-carded seconds later for a foul on Michael Murphy. 

44 mins Donegal 1-7 0-8 Fermanagh

Michael Murphy has not been at his brilliant best today but he curls over a free to put Donegal two in front

Crossmaglen's Hanratty likes the look of former team-mate McConville

@bbcchampionship must give there makeup artist a pay rise haven't seen Oisin looking so well 🙈😜😷 #USFC

39 mins Donegal 1-6 0-8 Fermanagh

First blood of the second half to Fermanagh, courtesy of a Tomas Corrigan free

What a game of football at Ballybofey!!!! Best game in Ulster this year!!!! #ulster2016 @bbcchampionship

@bbcchampionship Neil McGee it was a red card All day long hope you enjoy siting in the stands for a good few games. #donegalgaa

Donegal switch

Christy Toye is a half-time introduction for Donegal, replacing the yellow-carded Leo McLoone

Fermanagh impress McConville

Oisin McConville

Oisin McConville

BBC Sport NI pundit

Rory Gallagher has to move Michael Murphy into full-forward now. His hand has been forced. Che Cullen is getting the better of Murphy around the middle of the field.

Martin McHugh

BBC Sport NI pundit

Donegal's discipline has been a problem all year. Neil McGee has let his team, his manager and himself down. Also, Michael Murphy is not himself at all. He’s clearly not fit.

Martin McHugh

BBC Sport NI pundit

Tomas Corrigan should have taken that penalty. Sean Quigley has been struggling from frees today, whereas Corrigan has looked confident.

Best match of @UlsterGAA championship so far. @bbcchampionship McGe can have no complaints. Game on

Donegal are ridiculously cynical. Such a pity the accumulation of deliberate fouls they commit can't be punished! @bbcchampionship

Paddy Bradley

BBC Sport NI pundit

There are definite signs Fermanagh are growing in belief in this game. Neil McGee led with the fist. Maurice Deegan got that sending-off decision absolutely right.

Red card Neil McGee

HT Donegal 1-6 0-7 Fermanagh

Amazing stuff before the break! Donegal defender Neil McGee is red-carded for striking Ruairi Corrigan in the square. Mark Anthony McGinley saves the resulting penalty from Sean Quigley. Two points between the sides after a dramatic conclusion to the first half.  

Corrigan class

34 mins Donegal 1-6 0-7 Fermanagh

Tomas Corrigan hits over two quick frees and there's just two in it

31 mins Donegal 1-6 0-5 Fermanagh

Eoin Donnelly rifles it over from distance and the deficit is down to three. The gap was almost wiped out but Mark Anthony McGinley makes an excellent block to deny Tomas Corrigan. Donegal go up the other end and Odhran MacNiallais tags on a point. Decisive moment? 

28 mins Donegal 1-5 0-4 Fermanagh

Off the post but they all count - Tomas Corrigan with a much-needed score for the visitors

Good save

Paddy McBrearty sees his low shot kept out by the feet of Erne keeper Christopher Snow

Antrim camogie defeat Derry at Ballybofey with a final score of 3-7 to 2-9

Antrim camogie defeat Derry at Ballybofey with a final score of 3-7 to 2-9

19 mins Donegal 1-5 0-3 Fermanagh

Paddy McBrearty floats over a Donegal free

Donegal four clear

16 mins Donegal 1-4 0-3 Fermanagh

The hosts open up a considerable gap with Eoin McHugh adding another point

Another cracker today @bbcchampionship Donegal to win well.. #UlsterChampionship #Donegal #Fermanagh

Goal Odhran MacNaillais

14 mins Donegal 1-3 0-3 Fermanagh

Martin O'Reilly fists over for Donegal before Odhran McNiallais blasts high into the Fermanagh net. Sean Quigley replies with a long-range Erne point

11 mins Donegal 0-2 0-2 Fermanagh

Barry Mulrone charges forward from defence and arrows between the posts - level here in Ballybofey

8 mins Donegal 0-2 0-1 Fermanagh

Tomas Corrigan was superb in the win over Antrim and he slots over a free for Fermanagh

6 mins Donegal 0-2 0-0 Fermanagh

Frank McGlynn pops the ball over from close range