By Richard O'Reilly
Donegal were crowned Under 21 Ulster football champions last night
Declan Bonner's men beat neighbours Derry 3-17 to 0-13 in the Final at the Athletic grounds, Armagh. It's a first provincial under 21 title for the Tir Chonaill men since 2010.
Donegal led 1-08 to 0-7 at the break, with Derry making little headway in the second half. The Oakleafers difficulties were compounded after going down to 14 men.
HALF TIME #EirgridGAA #UlsterU21 Football C'Ship Final - @officialdonegal 1-08 v @Doiregaa 0-07 pic.twitter.com/v8TcQQ20FL— Ulster GAA (@UlsterGAA) April 10, 2017
Oisin Duffin was sent off to a black/red card after having previously been booked. Derry also lost Shane McGuigan to a black card.
Donegal then cruised to the title, eventually running out 3-17 to 0-13 winners.
Donegal's reward is an All-Ireland semi final match-up with Dublin on Saturday 15th April.
Dún na nGall are the 2017 #EirgridGAA #UlsterU21 Football Champions with a full time result of @officialdonegal 3-17 @Doiregaa 0-13 pic.twitter.com/Spff0QGfLu— Ulster GAA (@UlsterGAA) April 10, 2017