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As It Happened: Dublin v Longford, Donegal v Tyrone - EirGrid U21 football match tracker
Final spots were up for grabs in Connacht and Leinster tonight.

David McGivney with Andrew Foley Tommy Dickson / INPHO Longford's David McGivney with Dublin's Andrew Foley. Tommy Dickson / INPHO / INPHO

EirGrid U21 Football Championship Results 

Connacht semi-final
Sligo 1-13 Roscommon 0-13

Leinster semi-final
Dublin 2-10 Longford 0-9

Ulster quarter-final replay
Donegal 0-18 Tyrone 1-9


Evening all and welcome along to tonight’s EirGrid U21 football championship coverage. There’s places on offer for the finals in Connacht and Leinster, while there’s a quarter-final replay in Ulster.

Here’s the teams news before tonight’s games. Starting with the clash in Mullingar as the teams bid to face Offaly in the final.

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One late change for Dublin sees Declan Monaghan come in to start instead of Shane Clayton.

And other Dublin switches as Glenn O’Reilly replaces Dónal McIlgorm and Chris Sallier comes in for Stephen Smith.

Roscommon 0-1 Sligo 0-0
3 mins – John Gannon puts Roscommon into an early lead.

Couple of early wides from Longford in Mullingar.

10 minutes gone in St Loman’s and still scoreless, tough night for football.

Roscommon 0-2 Sligo 0-2
11 mins – Points swapped by Roscommon’s Hubert Darcy and Sligo’s Paddy O’Connor.

Dublin 0-1 Longford 0-0
13 mins – A Con O’Callaghan free edges Dublin ahead.

Dublin 0-1 Longford 0-1
15 mins – Rian Brady brings Longford level, knocking over a free.

Roscommon 0-3 Sligo 0-3
17 mins – A Hubert Darcy free and it’s level again.

Roscommon 0-4 Sligo 0-3
20 mins – The Rossies move in to a narrow one-point advantage.

Dublin 0-2 Longford 0-2
23 mins – Dublin briefly went in front through Chris Sallier before Longford bounced back to draw level courtesy of Brady.

Nigel Rabbitte with Chris Sallier Longford’s Nigel Rabbitte with Chris Sallier of Dublin

Con O’Callaghan with Shane Kenny and Niall Ward at the coin toss Tommy Dickson / INPHO Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan with Shane Kenny of Longford and referee Niall Ward at the coin toss Tommy Dickson / INPHO / INPHO

Nigel Rabbitte with Chris Sallier Tommy Dickson / INPHO Longford’s Nigel Rabbitte with Chris Sallier of Dublin Tommy Dickson / INPHO / INPHO

Roscommon 0-6 Sligo 0-3
26 mins – A three-point advantage now for the home side in Kiltoom.

Donegal 0-1 Tyrone 0-0
1 mins – Game on in Ballybofey with Michael Langan striking over the first point of the game.

Longford’s David McGivney with Dublin’s Andrew Foley.

Half-Time: Roscommon 0-6 Sligo 0-4

Half-Time: Dublin 0-4 Longford 0-3

A Con O’Callaghan point sends Dublin ahead with a slender interval lead over Longford in Mullingar.

Donegal 0-5 Tyrone 0-3
11 mins – Donegal gone four clear now thanks to Stephen McBrearty. Langan, Tony McCleneghan and Michael Carroll kicked earlier scores for the home side.

Goal for Tyrone from Ryan Coleman!

Tyrone 1-3 Donegal 0-5
13 mins – First goal of the game in Ballybofey and Tyrone move in front.

Roscommon 0-7 Sligo 0-6
35 mins – Deficit is cut to the minimum as Darragh Cummins points for Sligo.

Goal for Dublin from Con O’Callaghan!

Dublin 1-4 Longford 0-3
31 mins – Dublin hit the net early in the second half and it’s the new All-Ireland club hurling champion who scores.

Tyrone 1-5 Donegal 0-6
23 mins – Latest point for Tyrone comes from Ryan Coleman.

Dublin 1-5 Longford 0-3
34 mins – A point from Con O’Callaghan and Dublin move ahead by five points.

Dublin 1-7 Longford 0-3
36 mins – Dublin really starting to take control now with Brian Howard and O’Callaghan both raising white flags.

A second goal for Dublin from Con O’Callaghan!

Dublin 2-7 Longford 0-3
38 mins – And that could be the clinching score for Dublin, even though it is early in the second half. A second goal from Con O’Callaghan and now they are 13 points clear.

Sligo 0-11 Roscommon 0-8
42 mins – Sligo have admirably turned around a half-time deficit and notched seven points to date in the second half. The latest coming from Jodie O’Reilly.

Half-Time: Donegal 0-8 Tyrone 1-5

Goal for Sligo!

Dublin 2-9 Longford 0-5
46 mins – O’Callaghan pushes Dublin ten points clear in Mullingar.

Sligo 1-11 Roscommon 0-11
54  mins – Roscommon mounting a comeback. Cian McKeon’s free cuts the deficit Roscommon face to three points.

Sligo 1-12 Roscommon 0-11
58 mins – Could be the insurance point for Sligo, courtesy of Jason Perry.

Dublin 2-10 Longford 0-7
53 mins – David McGivney points a free for Longford but it’s been a tough second-half for them.

Sligo 1-12 Roscommon 0-12
59 mins – Brian Stack points for Roscommon but there’s still three points between them.

Dublin 2-10 Longford 0-8
56 mins – Aidan McElligott grabs another point for Longford.

Six minutes of injury-time added on in Kiltoom.

Sligo 1-13 Roscommon 0-12
64 mins – Substitute Sean Carrabine sends Sligo four points clear. Looks like they can start preparing for a Connacht final.

Result: Dublin 2-10 Longford 0-9

Donegal 0-9 Tyrone 1-5
32 mins – Langan points and Donegal move ahead early in the second half.

Result: Sligo 1-13 Roscommon 0-13

Donegal 0-11 Tyrone 1-6
38 mins – Jamie Brennan kicks Donegal into a two-point lead.

Donegal 0-12 Tyrone 1-6
42 mins – Michael Langan pushes Donegal ahead by three points.

Donegal 0-12 Tyrone 1-7
50 mins – Tyrone cut the gap to two points, Ben O’Donnell on target.

Donegal 0-13 Tyrone 1-7
51 mins – Donegal quickly restore their three-point advantage courtesy of Jamie Brennan.

Donegal 0-14 Tyrone 1-8
53 mins – David Mulgrew hits a point for Tyrone to cut the deficit they face by three points.

Donegal 0-14 Tyrone 1-9
55 mins – Emmett McNabb points for Tyrone and now they’ve pulled it back to two points.

Donegal 0-17 Tyrone 1-9
61 mins – Donegal on the brink of a semi-final place, Dara O’Baoill with their latest point.

Donegal 0-18 Tyrone 1-9
62 mins – Caolan McGonigle points and Donegal go six points clear.

Result: Donegal 0-18 Tyrone 1-9

So Sligo and Dublin have booked U21 final spots last night while Donegal are through to the last four stage in Ulster.

That’s all from us, thanks for joining in tonight.

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