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16 Aug 2022

Donegal learn their play-off fate in All-Ireland Masters championship

Mark Cannon's team must go the long way round to seal a place in the semi-final of the All-Ireland Masters Football Championship

Donegal learn their play-off fate in All-Ireland Masters championship

Donegal went down to Tyrone on Wednesday night in Convoy

The draw for the play-offs ahead of the semi-finals of the All-Ireland Masters Football Championship could’ve been kinder for Donegal.

Mark Cannon’s side were beaten 0-13 to 0-11 by Tyrone at the Donegal GAA Centre on Wednesday evening which meant the Red Hands progressed to the last four as the only side in the entire competition with maximum points - six wins from six.

Kerry also progressed straight into the semi-finals with 11 points from their six games and Donegal, Dublin and Clare ended up with 10. On Thursday night, Donegal were paired with Dublin in the play-off, with Clare getting straight into the last four. Whoever loses the play-off will contest the Shield semi-final.

The play-off will be contested at a neutral venue at a date as yet unconfirmed. Before meeting Tyrone, Donegal had chalked up five victories in succession. They opened with a win over Cavan away on a 2-13 to 0-12 scoreline, before a 0-17 to 0-9 success over Louth at the Donegal Training Centre in Convoy. Down were defeated 4-8 to 0-6 in Newry before a 4-13 to 2-13 win in Collooney against Sligo. Donegal then emerged as 2-15 to 1-9 victors over London.

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