Donegal u-17s meet Derry in a crunch tie at high noon on Saturday March 26th with a win required to keep their hopes of reaching the final alive. Luke Barrett’s squad opened their account with a comfortable win against Fermanagh but fell to Cavan in Kingspan Breffni Park losing 0-10 to 1-10. Following the Derry game they will have a single tie remaining.


The Ulster U17 Development league – Jim McGuigan Cup – features the nine Ulster teams and Sligo divided into two groups of 5 with the top team in each progressing to the final. Donegal’s single remaining tie is against Sligo but they must first win against unbeaten Derry who have already accounted comfortably for Cavan and Sligo.


The u-17s Ulster Championship campaign commences on April 16th when they meet the winners of the Down/Fermanagh preliminary round game.