Donegal minors made straightforward work in disposing of Down because of an explosive begin.
Luke Barrett’s aspect had been 1-02 forward in simply over two minutes , a free from Dylan Mulholland was adopted by an excellent solo purpose by Jack Hegarty and a Shane Callaghan level from play.
Rian Magorrian’s free opened Down’s account however two Shane Callaghan factors and one from Conor McCahill had Donegal 1-05 to 0-01 forward after fifteen minutes.
The one-way visitors continued , Down keeper Niall Howlett denied Dylan Mulholland a purpose with a brillant save, deflecting the ball over the bar, and additional factors from Shane Callaghan with two , Luke Clerkin , John James Sweeney , Conor McCahill , and Oisín Scanlon, to a lone free from McGorrian to go away Donegal 1-10 to 0-02 forward.
5 minutes from half-time it bought worse for the house staff as Conor McCahill completed off a flowing transfer with Donegal’s second purpose and a 3rd Dylan Mulholland level left the rating on the break 2-13 to 0-02 in Donegal’s favour.
Donegal began the second-half as they did the primary with a flowing transfer ending with a Shane Callaghan purpose , adopted by a Callaghan level and one other from Mulholland , 3-15 to 0-02.
To their credit score Down saved making an attempt and had been rewarded with 4 factors in a row , three from the spectacular Rian Magorrian and one from Jamie McFerran. Conor McCahill and John James Sweeney replied for Donegal earlier than Magorrian added one other, his sixth and Donal Gallagher completed off the Donegal scoring.
Two wins now for Donegal and a spot within the quarter-finals secured however nonetheless two video games to play towards Derry and Monaghan to type out the ultimate placings within the desk.
Down ; Niall Howlett , Keelan Toland, Cathal Keenan , Daniel McMahon , Luke Rafferty , David Leggett , Darren Doherty , Dara McAleenan Luke Quinn , D J Farrell , Darragh Poland , Ben Cassidy , Barra McEvoy , Rian Magorrian (0-06), Jamie McFerrran.
Subs Used ; Patrick Woods , Corey Clerkin , Tadgh O Hanlon , Darragh Saul , Keelin McPoland , Donegal : Padraig McBride, Donal Gallagher(0-01), Jordi Gribben, Callum McCrea, Finbarr Roarty , Darragh Hennigan , Luke Clerkin (0-01), Oisin Scanlan(0-01), Lorcan McGee, Jack Hegarty ( 1-0), Shane Callaghan ( 1-06 ), John James Sweeney (0-02 ), Dylan Mulholland ( 0-04), Conor McCahill ( 1-03), , Gavin Doherty . Subs used ; Eoghan Scott , Ronan Maher , Eoin Gallagher , Jack Gallagher , Danny Brown ,
Referee ; James Lewis ( Fermanagh ).
GAA: Donegal Minors too good for Down was final modified: April twenty third, 2023 by