Donegal Into Ulster Senior Football Final

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Donegal are into the Ulster Senior Football Final after a 1-9 to 10 points victory over Derry. Wexford progressed in the Qualifiers, beating Down 2-16 to 2-11. Louth are also through after a 1-16 to 11 points defeat of Leitrim. Dublin are bidding to reach a 10th Leinster final in 11 years when Kildare come to Croke Park for this afternoon’s semi-final. The last time the sides met in the Championship was at the same stage two years ago when the Dubs had 16 points to spare. However, they haven’t forgotten the clash in 2000 yet, though, when Kildare from behind to beat Dublin and win the Leinster final. 2013 player of the year, Michael Darragh MacAuley says that alertness is key for Dublin this summer after defeat to Donegal last year [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/41940/medium/”] Throw-in in Croke Park is at 4. Dublin and Kildare meet in the Minors from noon. The other Leinster Senior Football Championship semi-final sees Meath take on Westmeath. Westmeath have never beaten Meath in Championship football, but Cian Ward reckons Lake County’s turbulent league experiences in recent could prove fruitful for them this afternoon [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/41941/medium/”] It’s a 2 o’clock start in that one. There’s one more round 1B qualifier match to play today, too, with Tyrone welcoming Limerick to Omagh at 4. There’s a triple-header of Ulster hurling action at Owenbeg this afternoon. At 12.15, Derry take on Armagh in the Minor Championship semi-finals, before the other semi between Antrim and Down at 2. 3.45 then sees the Derry and Down seniors take to the pitch – that’s also a provincial semi-final.

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