Cavan featuring in their first Ulster senior final in 18 years lost out to Donegal by 1-24 to 2-16 in St Tiernach’s park in Clones.
Donegal retained the provincial crown and the Anglo Celt Cup and booking their place in the super 8’s.
Cavan trailed by eight points at half-time on a scoreline of 13 points to five with Cavan unable to convert chances.
Cian Mackey and Conor Madden came on at half-time as Cavan decided to go more attack-minded in the second-half.
Mickey Graham’s side battled bravely in the second half but ultimately Donegal won out by five points.
There was a bumper crowd and electric atmosphere at the match with an attendance of 28,780.
It was Donegal’s tenth Ulster senior crown. Jamie Brennan netted the winners goal in the 59th minute.
#Ulster2019 SFC Final
An Cabhán: 2-16(22)
Dún na nGall: 1-24(27)
— Official Cavan GAA (@CavanCoBoardGaa) June 23, 2019
Cavan scored goals courtesy of Conor Madden in the 64th minute and Jack Brady in the fourth minute of added time.
Jamie Brennan was the top scorer in the match with 1-04 while Cavan’s main point scoring threat was Gearoid McKiernan with six points.
Cavan are next in action in the fourth round of the All-Ireland football qualifers and victory in that match would secure them a place in the super eights where they’ll be joined by Roscommon and the Leinster champions.