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However, both India and Australia had one game left before heading into the semis.
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The match-ups in this one were fascinating and Horan decided to hammer the hammer, putting former Footballer of the Year Lee Keegan on Michael Murphy and Patrick Durcan on the hugely influential Ryan Mc Hugh and neither of the visitors’ main men got a sniff early on.
The Ulster champions took a two-point lead after two minutes and in the rest of the 35 minutes that was played in the first half, including stoppage time, they only managed a further two, both from Murphy frees.
Yellow cards flashed after a row on the 20, Jason Doherty won the resulting kick-out but stumbled and stayed down clutching his knee.
After 45 minutes when the centre-forward won ball brilliantly, carried bravely and kicked a point he was carted off and replaced by Kevin Mc Loughlin. He bombed over a wonder point with his first touch to restore a four-point lead.
Donegal: Shaun Patton; Paddy Mc Grath, Eamonn Doherty, Stephen Mc Menamin; Ryan Mc Hugh, Daire Ó Baoill (0-02), Odhrán Mc Fadden Ferry; Hugh Mc Fadden, Jason Mc Gee; Ciarán Thompson, Niall O’Donell (0-02), Jamie Brennan; Patrick Mc Brearty (0-02), Michael Murphy (1-04, 2f, 1-00 pen), Michael Langan.
Subs: Leo Mc Loone for Mc Gee 10 mins; Paul Brennan for Doherty 31 mins; Caolan Ward for Mc Grath 41 mins; Oisín Gallen for Thompson 54 mins; Eoin Mc Hugh for Paul Brennan 63 mins (black card); Eoin Mc Gettigan for Langan 72 mins.
In a helter-skelter finish in front of 27,023 fans in Castlebar they held their nerve, pushing their lead out to four points, led by veteran attacker and former Footballer of the year Andy Moran, while Donegal lost their way when they got near the target at the other end.That’s the way the system works though and James Horan’s team worked it perfectly.Coming to Croke Park next weekend they may have to do without Jason Doherty, who went down in a heap after three quarters of an hour, but dynamic midfielder Mattie Ruane made his first appearance since breaking a collarbone following the Connacht semi-final defeat to Roscommon.South Africa peaked alright but peaked a little too late for their liking in the ICC World Cup 2019.The proteas bowed out of the tournament despite a 10-run win over Australia on Saturday.