Picture: Things got heated as Derry took on Down today 8 years ago

Picture: Things got heated as Derry took on Down today

It was a passionate affair as Derry took on Down, but there was plenty of action elsewhere in the GAA today too

By Adrian Collins

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Derry's Chrissy McKaigue and Down's Benny Coulter were not on the best of terms during the game today as they squared up to one another, a moment which was perfectly captured in this picture.

It was Coulter's side who came off the winners though, as they beat Derry by a score of 2-17 to 1-15, and will be headed to an Ulster semi-final against all Ireland champions Donegal.

In the hurling, Clare overcame Waterford by a score of 2-20 to 1-15, in front of a 12,000 strong crowd, with a superb shift put in by Brendan Bugler for the Banner County, meaning Waterford will have to make an assault on the qualifiers.

Laois made easy work of Carlow 2-18 to 0-13, in a game where Carlow finished with just 12 men. Shane Kavanagh, and substitute Paul Coady saw straight red, while Jack Kavanagh received two yellow cards.