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Cavan and Tyrone into EirGrid Ulster U20 Championship Final

April 8th, 2022

EirGrid Ulster U20 Football Championship Semi-Finals

Tyrone 3-16 Donegal 2-16 AET

Cavan 0-11 Derry 0-9

Conor Cush’s late goal sealed a dramatic 3-16 to 2-16 win for Tyrone following a thrilling encounter against Donegal at Celtic Park.

Extra-time was required, but Tyrone eventually prevailed to set up a provincial decider against Cavan.

At the end of normal time the teams were level at 2-10 to 1-13.

Tyrone, with Ruairi Canavan impressing, led by 0-8 to 0-4 at half-time.

They accumulated a five point lead by the 40th minute, 0-11 to 0-6, but Donegal replied with a goal courtesy of Bobby McGettigan.

Canavan steered Tyrone three clear, but a second Donegal goal from McGettigan restored parity.

Gavin Potter drilled a 55th minute goal for Tyrone, but Donegal summoned a gutsy response to force extra-time.

In the first period Niall Devlin struck an opportunistic goal for Tyrone, while Canavan continued to cause Donegal problems.

It remained delicately poised, but Cush supplied the decisive score with a goal for Tyrone.

Cavan finished with a real flourish to defeat Derry 0-11 to 0-9 at the Athletic Grounds.

Level at 0-8 each in the 54th minute, Cavan, inspired by the excellent Fionntán O’Reilly, delivered in style.

O’Reilly clipped two critical points, while substitute Conor Casey also contributed a key score in the closing stages.

It was tight throughout with the teams departing deadlocked at the interval, 0-5 each.

Charlie Diamond was in good scoring form for Derry, who edged 0-7 to 0-5 ahead during the third quarter.

Cavan, though, eventually edged clear with O’Reilly, who finished the contest with a six point haul, an influential figure.


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