Last week, we saw Kerry and Dublin pick up the u21 Munster and Leinster titles respectively with ease.
The Kingdom claimed their first provincial title at the grade since 2008 as they hammered Cork in Páirc Uí Rinn. Meanwhile, Dublin had far too much class for Offaly.
Galway secured the Connacht crown with a 3-20 to 2-14 win over Sligo on Sunday.
The Ulster semi-finals were down for decision last night, after being postponed last week.
Derry saw off Armagh after extra time to claim the spoils, but the real story of the evening was Declan Bonner’s Donegal side as they beat Cavan 3-17 to 0-13.
The Donegal side were heavy favourites going into the tie, but few could have anticipated the efficiency with which they recorded the victory.
Donegal U21s have taken 15 shots, scored 1-14.
— Paul Fitzpatrick (@moefitzpatrick) April 5, 2017
The Tír Chonaill men had too much for the Breffni County. With the experience of those involved in the senior set-up as well as the benefit of playing games in the Dr McKenna Cup, Donegal drew many plaudits in a comprehensive performance.
They now take on Derry in the final, with the winner rewarded with a semi-final berth against Dublin.
Galway and Kerry will face off in the other half.
Kerry remain favourites in most people’s eyes, with a Con O’Callaghan-led Dublin side also fancied.
However, the manner in which Declan Bonner’s team recorded victory yesterday is a reminder that they will be a force to be reckoned with.
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