Donegal Minors are bidding for a place in the Ulster Minor Football League final when they host Armagh, on Saturday in O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny. (12 noon)
The side managed by Declan Bonner take a three game unbeaten run into the semi-final. They also received full points from their fixture with Derry, after the Oak Leaf County conceded the game.
Donegal clinched their place in the final with 5-15 to 0-8 victory over Antrim, in Ballymena on Saturday last.
That win saw Donegal claim the top spot in the Section A table with Tyrone in second place.
And by virtue of topping the table, they earned a home semi-final while Tyrone will face Down, the Section B winners, in the other last four clash. “It is hard to know where Antrim were at and how good they were. But our lads did the business and won the game in some style,” said Declan Bonner.
“Strangely we haven’t come up against Armagh at U-15,16 or 17 in the last few years. They are about the only county in Ulster we haven’t played.”
Niall Harley, Colm Kelly and Jamie Brennan, who missed the Antrim game through injury, are still major injury doubts for Saturday’s showdown. Panel member Glenswilly’s Cormac Callaghan, broken bone in his hand, is also out of the reckoning.