All-Ireland MFC quarter-finals: Derry through as Cavan exit

Tiarnan Flanagan battles with Cavan's Donal Monahan in the Ulster Minor Final
Tiarnan Flanagan's goal helped Derry beat Cavan in the Ulster Final two weeks ago

Derry defeated Longford 0-12 to 2-4 to progress to the All-Ireland Minor Football semi-finals but Cavan are out after losing against Kildare.

Three Shane McGuigan points helped Derry lead 0-3 to 0-1 but the Oak Leafers were stunned as Darragh Doherty and Peter Hanley hit Longford goals.

After leading by four at half-time, Longford were four clear after 54 minutes but Derry hit six late points.

Cavan's second-half comeback fell short as they lost 2-14 to 2-12 at Navan.

At Brewster Park, four of Derry's late points came from the impressive McGuigan.

A Jack Doherty score and Conor Glass's point sealed the win for a Derry team that wore black armbands as a mark of respect following the death of county senior player Aaron Devlin on Thursday.

Ciaran Kelly's goal helped Kildare take a 1-4 to 0-0 lead at Pairc Tailteann and the Lilywhites extended that advantage to 1-8 to 0-1 after Thomas Edward Donohue had opened Cavan's account.

However, goals from Donohue and Robbie Brady helped cut Kildare's lead to 1-11 to 2-2 by the interval.

Jimmy Hyland's 42nd-minute goal contributed to Kildare's 2-14 to 2-8 advantage in the second half but they were left hanging on at the finish as Cavan hit the last four scores.

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