Donegal v Dublin- the facts

Donegal v Dublin- the facts
By; Tom Comack @dgldemocrat

Donegal and Dublin meet for the sixth time in the championship with each side having won twice while there was one draw from the previous five meetings.

Their last meeting was in 2014 when Donegal won the semi-final by six points.

Dublin are bidding to reach the semi-final for a seventh successive year while Donegal are trying to reach the last four for the fourth time in six seasons, having missed out in 2013 and last year.

Paths to quarter final


Dublin 2-21, Laois 2-10 (Leinster quarter-final)

Dublin 0-21 Meath 0-11 (Leinster semi-final)

Dublin 2-19 Westmeath 0-10 (Leinster final)

Top Scorers

Dean Rock……1-28 (0-23f)

Diarmuid Connolly… ...1-9

Bernard Brogan……1-7

Kevin McManamon…..1-3


Donegal 2-12 F/managh 0-11 (Ulster quarter-final)

Monaghan 0-14 Donegal 1-11 (Ulster semi-final)

Donegal 0-17 Monaghan 2-10 (Ulster semi-final) Replay

Tyrone 0-13 Donegal 0-11 (Ulster final)

Donegal 0-21 Cork 1-15 (All-Ireland Qualifier – Round 4)

Top scorers

Paddy McBrearty......0-26 (13f)
Murphy........0-13 (0-9 frees, 0-1 ‘45’)

Odhran MacNiallais....3-4

Ryan McHugh............0-6

Previous championship meetings

2014: Donegal 3-14 Dublin 0-17 (All-Ireland semi-final)

2011: Dublin 0-8 Donegal 0-6 (All-Ireland semi-final)

2002: Dublin 1-14 Donegal 0-7 (All-Ireland quarter-final replay)

2002: Dublin 2-8 Donegal 0-14 (All-Ireland quarter-final)

1992: Donegal 0-18 Dublin 0-14 (All-Ireland final)

Previous All-Ireland quarter finals


Dublin have played in 17 quarter-finals, winning nine, drawing three and losing five.

The only year they didn’t qualify for the quarter-finals (introduced in 2001) was in 2003 when they lost to Armagh in the qualifiers.


Donegal have played in eleven quarter-finals, winning four, drawing two and losing five.