The Galway men were underdogs going into the game however they were leading at half time 1-07 – 0-02. The Gaels had the initiative for the first 30 minutes, but ran out of juice for the second as Donegal gradually chipped away at the lead, and by the time all was said and done, had plenty to spare.
The second half began with four unanswered points from Donegal who must have realised that they were in a game when they found themselves looking up a fairly steep hill.
Michael McGinty came in at corner forward for the northerners and Donegal’s attack took on a whole new set of teeth.
Combined with the leadership of Brian White in midfield, Donegal launched a comeback. The boys in green eventually levelled with The Tribesmen after a goal from Robert (Rocky) Ivers.
The Gaels had a last chance to claim a victory when they were a awarded a penalty with only a few minutes left in the game, however keeper Peter Boyle (Ballyshannon) got down well to save David Mc Donagh’s kick.
Donegal will now meet the high flying Wolfe Tones in the final of the competition.
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