EirGrid Under 21 Football Championship round-up:

EirGrid Munster Under 21 Semi-Finals



Cork and Kerry will contest the EirGrid Munster Under 21 Final at Pairc Ui Rinn on March 29.

Sean Hayes’ team defeated a defiant Limerick outfit, who had been 0-9 to 1-4 in front at the break.

Michael Dineen scored an opening period goal for Cork, but Hugh Bourke and Brian Donovan impressed for Limerick.

Michael Hurley’s late goal sealed victory for Cork, who face old rivals Kerry in a fortnight.

In Fraher Field Cathal Bambury scored a first half goal as Kerry accumulated a 1-12 to 0-1 advantage at the break.

Bambury and Killian Spillane struck points in the dying minutes to seal a convincing win for Jack O’Connor’s side.

EirGrid Leinster Under 21 Semi-Final


Offaly survived a spirited late Laois rally to advance to the EirGrid Leinster Under 21 decider.

Despite conceding an early goal to Colm Murphy Offaly responded with Ciaran Farrell netting a major.

At the interval the Faithful County, with Paddy Dunican impressive, led 1-5 to 1-3.

After the restart Adam Mahon added a second goal for Offaly, who led by 2-8 to 1-4 with 10 minutes remaining.

In the closing stages Sean Moore goaled a penalty for Laois, but Offaly held on.

EirGrid Ulster Under 21 Quarter-Finals

TYRONE 0-14 DONEGAL 0-14 After Extra-Time



ARMAGH 2-13 DOWN 0-12

Tyrone and Donegal must meet again at Ballybofey next Wednesday following a gripping game at Healy Park.

Lee Brennan’s late point from a 45 in the second period of extra-time secured a draw for Tyrone.

Eoghan Ban Gallagher had edged Donegal in front, but Tyrone responded ensuring another match will be required to determine who advances to the penultimate round in Ulster.

At the end of normal time the teams were deadlocked at 0-11 each and it remained tense when the action recommenced.

Holders Monaghan were beaten by an impressive Derry at Inniskeen.

Jamie Donaghy and Tiernan Flanagan were among the goalscorers as Derry knocked Monaghan out of the Championship following an action packed encounter.

Conor Smith and Peter Corrigan grabbed goals for Cavan, who were emphatic winners at Enniskillen.

Cavan led 0-10 to 0-3 at half-time, but Fermanagh were unable to recover.

Shea Loye was the star of the show for Armagh scoring 2-7 as they beat Down.

Tom O’Kane also registered two points for Armagh, who proved to be too strong for the underdogs.