Nothing beats being there – Cavan v Donegal Double header in Clones on Sunday

The Ulster Championship semi-final between Donegal and Cavan this Sunday in St Tiernach’s Park, Clones will be broadcast live by RTE. Nothing beats being there though and this will of course be a double header with the Donegal ladies meeting Cavan, also in an Ulster semi-final, in the earlier game which throws in at 1:45  Tickets, which cover both games, are available from local Centra and SuperValu stores or via the link below. The link is also on the landing page of


Both teams won impressively in their quarter-finals – Donegal beat Armagh (1-16 to 0-12) and Cavan beat Antrim (1-20 to 0-10) to reach the semi-final.

Donegal’s last championship outing against Cavan was in the Ulster final in 2020 when they lost on a scoreline of 1-13 to 0-12. The four previous meetings though were all victories:


2019: Donegal 1-24 Cavan 2-16 (Ulster final)
2018: Donegal 2-20 Cavan 1-15 (Ulster preliminary round)

2012: Donegal 1-16 Cavan 1-10 (Ulster preliminary round)

2011: Donegal 2-14 Cavan 1-8 (Ulster quarter-final)


Donegal are attempting to reach the Ulster final for the tenth time in twelve seasons, having missed out in 2021 and 2017. Cavan are bidding to reach the Ulster final for the third time in four seasons, having also been there in 2019 and 2020.


Paddy McBrearty is Donegal’s top scorer in this year’s Allianz League and Ulster championship, accumulating 3-26. Gearoid McKiernan is Cavan’s top scorer in this year’s Allianz League and Championship on a total of 2-32 (0-15 frees, 0-2 marks). The game will be winner on the day with the victors playing Derry or Monaghan in the final.