Gaoth Dobhair are through to the semi-finals of the Donegal Senior Football Championship after beating St. Eunan's by 2-12 to 0-16 at MacCumhaill Park.

The Gaeltacht side led St. Eunan's by 1-7 to 0-4 at half-time.

St. Eunan's started well and led 0-3 to 0-1 after nine minutes but Gaoth Dobhair then enjoyed a good spell and were boosted by a goal from Cian Mulligan and after 15 minutes they led 1-3 to 0-3.

With conditions testing the players, it was competitive stuff during a well contested first half.

Gaoth Dobhair were good value for their six point interval lead.

St. Eunan's, with Niall O'Donnell to the fore,  chalked up three points without reply after the break to narrow the deficit to three points, 1-7 to 0-7.

But Gaoth Dobhair struck with a second goal, this time from Daragh O'Baoill, to make it 2-7 to 0-7.

Both sides made a number of changes as the second half wore on.

Niall O'Donnell, who was outstanding for the Letterkenny team, got a point for the Cathedral Town side to reduce the arrears to just three points (2-11 to 0-14) at the start of five minutes of additional time at the end of the second half.

Caolan Ward then got another point for St. Eunan's in an exciting finish but Gaoth Dobhair got another point.

Michael Miller was sent off in the closing seconds for St. Eunan's who then added a further point but they were still two behind, and Gaoth Dobhair held on for a deserved win,

Gaoth Dobhair's last county championship at senior level was back in 2006.

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