Donegal minors beat Cork to reach All Ireland semi-final

Donegal minor footballers Ulster champions July 2016
All Ireland minor quarter-final result: Donegal 2-13 (19) v 0-13 (13) Cork
Donegal minors beat Cork today after a nervy first half to reach the semi-final of the All Ireland.
It was a slow start to the match and it was not until the sixth minute that Cork got the scoring underway with an opening point.
It was then not until the 13th minute that Donegal registered a point, with Peadar Morgan drawing the sides level from a free.
Cork then knocked over five points unanswered until Jason McGee got a goal for Donegal on 26 minutes to make it a one-point game with the scores: Donegal 1-02 (5) v 0-06 (6) Cork.
As the game entered injury time, there was a burst of scores.
Cork notched up four points to underline their first half commanding performance before Aidan McLaughlin pointed on 37 minutes to make the half-time score: Donegal 1-03 (6) v 0-10 (10) Cork.
Donegal re-started the game and quickly set about overturning their four-point deficit and immediately scored two from a free and Aidan McLaughlin got another to reduce the gap to a single point.
Donegal dominated over the next five minutes and finally took the lead 12 minutes into the second half: Donegal 1-09 (12) v 0-11 (11) Cork.
They never looked back and the minors, who won the Ulster Championship last month (pictured), took control when Shane McGrath netted on 26 minutes to extend Donegal’s lead to five points: Donegal 2-12 (18) v 0-13 (13) Cork.
After three minutes of injury time, Donegal emerged the victors by six points.
They now face Galway in the semi in three weeks’ time.


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