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Summary

  1. Donegal beat Monaghan 0-17 to 2-10
  2. First-half goals by Shane Carey and Conor McManus
  3. Donegal reach sixth consecutive final
  4. Holders Monaghan now play Longford in qualifiers

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Match report

    That's all for tonight. We're back tomorrow with the Tyrone v Cavan replay. You can read about Donegal's narrow victory here.

    Donegal dethrone holders Monaghan

  2. Winning manager's view

    Quote Message: We hit the ground running but then they got those two goals. It was disappointing to be just two points up at half-time. It was a great game and I think we were the better team from Rory Gallagher Donegal manager
    Rory GallagherDonegal manager
    Donegal manager Rory Gallagher
    Image caption: Donegal manager Rory Gallagher saw his side win by one point
  3. Post update

    Donegal will play the winners of tomorrow's replay between Tyrone and Cavan. We will have text commentary on that one, with live coverage on Radio Ulster medium wave. The whole match will be shown later on BBC2 NI at 18:30 BST.

  4. Post update

  5. Post update

  6. Full-time

    Donegal 0-17 2-10 Monaghan

    Referee Maurice Deegan calls for the ball - Donegal are through to the 17 July Ulster Championship final and holders Monaghan are out. Another close encounter.

  7. Post update

    Donegal 0-17 2-10 Monaghan

    Corner-back Colin Walshe scores and there is one point in it with one minute of stoppage time left.

  8. Frantic finish

    Donegal 0-17 2-9 Monaghan

    Conor McManus lands a free and then substitute Jack McCarron scores to reduce the gap to just one point.

    Black card for Monaghan's Karl O'Connell.

    Then another Murphy free for Donegal. 

    There will be five minutes added on. 

  9. Red card

    Donegal 0-16 2-7 Monaghan

    Martin O'Reilly scores a point for Donegal who are reduced to 14 when midfielder Rory Kavanagh gets a second yellow card for hauling down Karl O'Connell by the neck.

  10. McManus free

    Donegal 0-15 2-7 Monaghan

    Monaghan skipper Conor McManus slots over a free and there are just two points in it. Extra time will be played if it ends level tonight.

  11. Close!

    Donegal 0-15 2-6 Monaghan

    Monaghan's Conor McCarthy goes through but his chip over keeper McGinley comes off the crossbar.

    How huge could that moment be?

  12. Three in it

    Donegal 0-15 2-6 Monaghan

    Martin O'Reilly is supplied by McGlynn and the result is a 15th point for Donegal.

  13. Nip and tuck

    Donegal 0-14 2-6 Monaghan

    Patrick McBrearty quickly adds a fine score from play - but Jack McCarron's fine left-footed effort from distance is a worthy reply from Monaghan.

  14. Post update

    Donegal 0-13 2-5 Monaghan

    Donegal skipper Michael Murphy slots over a free for their first point for 17 minutes.

  15. On the Boyle

    Donegal 0-12 2-5 Monaghan

    Second-half substitute Conor Boyle scores a point from play to once again narrow the deficit to just one point.

  16. Post update

    Donegal's Martin McElhinney in action against Owen Duffy of Monaghan
    Image caption: Donegal's Martin McElhinney in action against Owen Duffy of Monaghan
  17. Top Mark

    Donegal 0-12 2-4 Monaghan

    Mark McHugh produces the best score of the day,a brilliant right-footed effort from well out, and Owen Duffy lands a speedy reply for Monaghan.

  18. Quick by Conor

    Donegal 0-11 2-3 Monaghan

    Skipper Conor McManus cuts Monaghan's deficit to one point by scoring from play within seconds of the restart at Breffni Park.

    Donegal repond with a free scored by Patrick McBrearty.

  19. Interval analysis

    Brian Canavan

    Former Armagh joint manager on Radio Ulster

    Both of those goals could easily have been avoided. Donegal failed to defend the free and then it was a stupid penalty. They have been by far the better team and manager Rory Gallagher will be disappointed they are only two points ahead.  

  20. Donegal two up at the break

    Donegal 0-10 2-2 Monghan

    Michael Murphy lands a fine free for Donegal and it is the last score of the first half. His third point of the match and a two-point lead for his team.