A quick start stood to Derry who overcame Donegal Minors in the Ulster semi-final against Derry in Killyclogher , County Tyrone.
The teams had already met twice this year with Donegal winning the final of the Jim MCGuigan Cup by three points with Derry gaining revenge for that defeat with a big victory in the Group stage of this competition at MacCumhaill Park.
Donegal 0-04 v 0-09 Derry
Derry got off to a flying start with the game’s first three points before Donegal got their first score , a Shane Callaghan free.
Both teams were only able to add one more point to their total in a very low scoring first-half, Eoghan Scott’s free for Donegal, to leave it 0-04 to 0-02 in Derry’s favour at half-time.
Derry extended that lead to four points with two early second-half scores but two Danny Browne points had Donegal back within two points once again , 0-06 to 0-04.
Luke Barrett’s young team then suffered a big blow when Jack Hegarty received a second yellow card to reduce them to 14 players.
Despite that Donegal pushed Derry all the way and did create several good goal chances but just couldn’t get that vital final touch which would have made such a difference.
As it was Derry added the final three points of the game to run out winners by 0-09 to 0-04 to clinch a spot in the Ulster Minor Final.