The Finals of the Jim McGuigan Cup (U-17 Inter-County Academy Squads) took place, on Saturday 23rd Augus,t at Watty Grahams GAC, Glen Co.Derry.
In the semi-finals Tyrone beat Derry 0.11 to 1.6 in a very exciting game. Tyrone led the game most of the way but Derry rallied and scored a great goal to level the game with 10 minutes remaining but to Tyrone’s credit they finished strongly to win by 2 pts.
In the 2nd semi-final a very strong Donegal team led all the way to beat a gallant Monaghan 5.11 to 0.2
In the Final after a very close and exciting 1st half Donegal led by 1pt but no-one could have anticipated how the 2nd half was going to unfold as Donegal completely dominated to run out convincing winners on a score line of 3.8 to 0.3
This Ulster title was won without the seven players on the Minor panel
Congratulations to Shaun Paul Barrett manager and coaches Neilly Bryne Luke Barrett and Darren Nash and all the squad on a job well done.