Donegal semi-final win delights manager Jim McGuinness

Mark McHugh moves clear of Colm O'Neill

Donegal boss Jim McGuinness praised his players after the 0-16 to 1-11 win over Cork in the All-Ireland semi-final.

"It's fantastic to be in the final - it is all these boys have dreamed about and now we must win it," he said.

"The players are physically shattered as they really had to dig deep and they gave their all.

"We were a bit nervous in the first half but became smoother going forward after the break and our defensive display was better in the second half."

Donegal will play the winners of next weekend's second semi-final between champions Dublin and Mayo.

Mark McHugh's father Martin played in the last Donegal side to win the All-Ireland title in 1992 and now the energetic forward aims to follow in his footsteps.

"I can't remember the 1992 win so this is a whole new experience for me," he said.

"No matter if its Dublin or Mayo, we are looking forward to it.

"We'll need to improve for the final and we have a massive four weeks ahead of us."