Arrangements set for Donegal’s Division 2 final against Meath


Donegal will face Meath at Croke Park next weekend in the Allianz Football League Division Two final.

A comfortable 1-20 to 0-10 win over Kildare at Fr Tierney Park today saw Donegal clinch promotion – and with it a place in the Division Two decider.

Picture: Jamie Brennan celebrates his goal. Picture by Evan Logan

Next Saturday at 5pm, Donegal and Meath will cross swords at Croke Park in the final. The game will be preceded by the Division Four final between Derry and Leitrim at 3pm.

Donegal won Division Two in 2011, when they beat Laois in the final, while they lost to Monaghan in the 2014 Division Two decider.  In each of those two years, Donegal went on to win the Ulster SFC.

“It’s all building momentum for the Championship,” Donegal manager Declan Bonner said after today’s win.

Donegal laid the platform in the first half and led by 12 points at the break before Jamie Brennan’s goal took them out of sight.

Last month, Donegal defeated Meath 1-13 to 0-14 in Ballybofey, where Caolan McGonagle’s goal made all the difference.

Saturday, March 30th

Allianz Football League Division Four Final
Derry v Leitrim, Croke Park, 3pm

Allianz Football League Division Two Final
Meath v Donegal, Croke Park, 5pm

Allianz Football League Division Three refixture
Louth v Westmeath, Gaelic Grounds, 2pm

Sunday, March 31st

Division One Camogie League Final
Kilkenny v Galway, Croke Park, 12pm

Allianz Hurling League Final
Limerick v Waterford, Croke Park, 2pm

Allianz Football League Division One Final
Kerry v Mayo, Croke Park, 4pm

Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years' experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.

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