DONEGAL beat a tough Antrim side in Ballybofey last night by just three points as they aim to go one better in the Under-21 Football Championship.
Last year’s beaten finalists had to come from behind in a poor start.
Donegal were held scoreless in the opening 23 minutes of a tight match but eventually went on to register an 0-8 to 0-5 win over the Saffrons.
Antrim led by 0-2 to 0-0 lead after nine minutes with Martin Kane among the scorers.
Dermot Molloy registered Donegal’s first score in the 23rd minute and following further points from Molloy and Mark McHugh, the hosts took a 0-4 to 0-2 interval lead.
A brace of Michael Armstrong points levelled the tie inside five minutes of the restart.
However, scores from Thomas McGinley, Daniel McLoughlin, Odran McNicholas and Caolan McFadden paved the way for a home win.
Donegal will face Cavan in the semi-finals following the Breffni side’s 1-13 to 1-7 triumph over Fermanagh at Breffni Park.
Down and Tyrone failed to be separated after extra-time, while Monaghan registered a win a 1-12 to 1-08 win over Derry.