Minor league winners Tyrone had to work hard to overcome Donegal in Ballybofey in their Ulster Minor Championship (u17) quarter-final clash on Saturday evening.

The Red Hands led 1-4 to 0-4 at the break with Sean O’Donnell scoring the goal for Tyrone.

Led by Carlos O’Reilly and the impressive Jonny McGroddy Donegal fought back and, thanks to a Paul O’Hare goal, took the lead midway through the second half.

But Daniel Fullerton and Mark Devlin notched up some key scores for Tyrone and shared nine points between them as Tyrone pulled away late on for a 1-12 to 1-8 win.

Elsewhere there were wins for Derry, Cavan and Monaghan in Saturday evening’s Electric Ireland Ulster Minor Football Championship games.

In the Athletic Grounds the windy conditions made things difficult for football and Armagh led by a 0-3 to 0-1 at half time.

Derry asserted themselves in the final quarter outscoring Armagh 1-3 to 0-1 in this period, PJ McAleese with the goal and the Downey’s Enda and Matthew on target with points to leave the final score Derry 1-5 Armagh 0-4.

In Corrigan Park, Antrim and Monaghan played out a similarly low-scoring encounter.

Monaghan led 0-4 to 0-1 at the break.

They held on for a 0-6 to 1-2 win.

In Kingspan Breffni park, Cavan proved too strong for Fermanagh to record a 2-14 to 1-7 victory.

For more see: http://ulster.gaa.ie/fixtures-and-results/

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