Declan Bonner's Donegal are through to the Ulster Senior Football Championship Final.

This afternoon, they hammered Down by 2-22 to 1-12 before an attendance of just over 12,000 in a one-sided semi-final in Clones.

And they will now face Fermanagh - the side managed by former Donegal boss Rory Gallagher - in the provincial decider on Sunday, June 24.

It will be the first time ever that the sides will meet in the Ulster final.

At half-time in this afternoon's semi-final in Clones, Donegal led Down by 1-12 to 0-7.

In a lively opening period Donegal raced into a 1-7 to no score lead despite losing Neil McGee to a straight red card early in the game.

Leo McLoone got the Donegal goal.

Down eventually opened their account, through Caolan Mooney, after 25 minutes to leave them trailing by 1-8 to 0-1.

The Mourne men then enjoyed a better spell and scored four points in a row.

But Donegal went in at the break leading by eight points.

The outcome was never in any doubt.

Donegal strolled through the second period.

Jamie Brennan got Donegal's second goal to leave them ahead by 2-15 to 0-7 with nine minutes gone in the second half.

They led by 2-16 to 0-7 before Down finally got another point 13 minutes into the second half.

Down simply had no answer against rampant Donegal in one of the most lopsided semi-finals in years, and their late goal from Niall Donnelly was scant consolation.

It was a great team performance by Donegal.

It finished: Donegal 2-22, Down 1-12.

Fermanagh have never won an Ulster SFC title.

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