Ulster Footballers reach Inter-Pro Final
Ulster and Connacht will meet in the final of the 2014 M. Donnelly GAA Football Interprovincial Championship on Sunday, February 23 after winning their semi-finals today.
In Navan, Ulster prevailed after a thrilling clash with Leinster. The sides were level at half-time and full-time, with Joe Kernan’s side finally pulling away in the second half of extra-time to seal a place in the final.
Leinster were two points up with six minutes of extra-time remaining, but a goal from Tyrone’s Peter Harte, the fifth of the game, proved decisive in the end.
In Tuam, Connacht came back from seven points down in the first half to beat Munster by six points in another very entertaining game.
John Tobin’s side trailed by 2-9 to 1-9 at the break, but with Cathal Cregg (1-7), Emlyn Mulligan and Paul Conroy (both 0-5) in superb form, the men from the west secured a place in the final for the first time since 2008.
M.Donnelly Interprovincial Football Championship Semi-Final Results:
Leinster 3-21 Ulster 2-26 (AET)
Connacht 3-19 Munster 2-16