Derry qualified for the final of the competition with a six point semi-final win over Antrim. Derry hit two crucial first half goals from Sean Leo McGoldrick and Paddy Bradley. Antrim did close the gap to four points in the latter half but Derry had enough gas in the tank to hold out and advance to the finals.
Tyrone qualified for the semi-finals of the Dr McKenna Cup on Saturday after chalking up their third straight win. The students scored an earlier goal in the 13th minute but with Sean Cavanagh hitting three points, Tyrone lead by 0-10 to 1-6 at half time. UUJ grabbed another goal in the second half, but a Brian McGuigan goal set the Red Hands on their way to victory. It was Tyrone’s third win in a week and they will now take on Cavan in the semis, with the winners of that game playing Derry in the Final.
Dates for the remaining matches have yet to be confirmed by the Ulster Council.
GAA – McKenna Cup Wins For Derry & Tyrone