Neighbours clash in U21 football final

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By Richard O'Reilly

Derry take on Donegal in Monday night's U21 Ulster Football Championship final.

The young Oakleafers booked their place in the decider after a 0-21 to 1-15 win over Armagh last Wednesday.  Donegal meanwhile, thrashed Cavan 3-17 to 0-13.

The two sides meet at the Armagh Athletic Grounds at 8pm on Monday.  It's set to be the last ever U21 Ulster Football final, with an U20 contest to take its place next year.

That's led Donegal to call on a large contingent of support to make it's way to the Athletic Grounds.  The Tir Chonaill club says its a chance to "let the FINAL name on the U21 Ulster Football Cup read Donegal".

There has, however been some concern over the choice of venue for the final.  With both counties situated in the west of the province, its led supporters of both sides to suggest Omagh, or Brewster Park in Enniskillen would prove a better location.

Donegal officials acknowledged those concerns:  "I know many people are unhappy with the decision to play [The Final] in Armagh." said a club spokesman.  "However we are asking all those who are in a position to travel to Armagh please do so"

The club says it wants its fans to, once again, match the commitment and desire of the players.


 Throw in at the Athletic Grounds Armagh is at 8pm Monday,10th April.

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