Donegal will face Meath at Croke Park next weekend in the Allianz Football League Division Two final.
A comfortable 1-20 to 0-10 win over Kildare at Fr Tierney Park today saw Donegal clinch promotion – and with it a place in the Division Two decider.
Picture: Jamie Brennan celebrates his goal. Picture by Evan Logan
Next Saturday at 5pm, Donegal and Meath will cross swords at Croke Park in the final. The game will be preceded by the Division Four final between Derry and Leitrim at 3pm.
Donegal won Division Two in 2011, when they beat Laois in the final, while they lost to Monaghan in the 2014 Division Two decider. In each of those two years, Donegal went on to win the Ulster SFC.
“It’s all building momentum for the Championship,” Donegal manager Declan Bonner said after today’s win.
Donegal laid the platform in the first half and led by 12 points at the break before Jamie Brennan’s goal took them out of sight.
Last month, Donegal defeated Meath 1-13 to 0-14 in Ballybofey, where Caolan McGonagle’s goal made all the difference.
Saturday, March 30th
Allianz Football League Division Four Final
Derry v Leitrim, Croke Park, 3pm
Allianz Football League Division Two Final
Meath v Donegal, Croke Park, 5pm
Allianz Football League Division Three refixture
Louth v Westmeath, Gaelic Grounds, 2pm
Sunday, March 31st
Division One Camogie League Final
Kilkenny v Galway, Croke Park, 12pm
Allianz Hurling League Final
Limerick v Waterford, Croke Park, 2pm
Allianz Football League Division One Final
Kerry v Mayo, Croke Park, 4pm