Important pic: Dissatisfied Donegal gamers after Saturday’s sport. Picture Evan Logan.
Donegal’s resurgent championship marketing campaign lastly petered out towards arch rivals Tyrone at MacCumhaill Park this night in entrance of 11,971 spectators.
By Charlie Collins in MacCumhaill Park.
Tyrone obtained off to a flying begin and Ruari Canavan ought to have goaled within the first minute when Cormac Quinn put him clear, however below strain he shot broad. A minute later he did discover the web when Shaun Patton didn’t cope with a excessive ball and, on the second try, Canavan discovered the web. This set the tone for the sport and the consequence was by no means unsure as a formidable Tyrone comfortably stored Donegal at arm’s size.
Patrick McBrearty replied with a free however Darren McCurry, Micheal McKernan and Darragh Canavan scored three in a row to make it 1-03 to 0-01 to the guests. Oisín Gallen’s free and a very good Odhran Doherty level from play narrowed the hole to a few. The groups exchanged 4 factors within the subsequent 5 minutes – McCurry and McKernan with their second scores and McBrearty and Gallen additionally with their second factors, 1-05 to 0-05.
McBrearty’s third level lowered it to 2 factors however two fast Darragh Canavan factors put Tyrone 4 forward once more. Caolan McColgan kicked an excellent level for Donegal however one other three in a row burst from Tyrone. Mattie Donnelly, Darragh Canavan along with his fourth and Brian Kennedy put Tyrone six forward, 1-10 to 0-07. Simply earlier than half-time Oisín Gallen kicked his third to depart Tyrone 5 forward on the break.
Half-time Donegal 0:8 Tyrone 1-10
Donegal would have the breeze at their backs within the second-half, however had left themselves an excessive amount of to do. Darren McCurry opened the second-half scoring from a free and as Donegal obtained turned over in possession on quite a few events, Tyrone took management. Darragh Canavan added his fifth level, McCurry his fourth and Tyrone led by eight and appeared on their approach to the final eight in Croke Park subsequent weekend. Ciaran Thompson and Gallen from play and a Shaun Patton 45’ lowered the result in 5 factors, 1-13 to 0-011, with fifteen minutes left. Mattie Donnelly and Ciaran Thompson exchanged factors. McCurry and Conn Kilpatrick added Tyrone factors. Substitute Luke McGlynn replied however Ruari Canavan and Mattie Donnelly along with his third rounded off a formidable Tyrone victory. Conor Meyler was fortunate solely to have been proven a yellow card after lashing out at Brendan McCole along with his fist close to the tip. Referee Conor Lane, nevertheless, confirmed Patton a straight purple minutes from the tip to carry the curtain down on what has been a tough 12 months each on and off the pitch. Nevertheless, this younger Donegal crew can maintain their heads excessive for the way in which they turned their season round.
Donegal: Shaun Patton , Mark Curran , Brendan McCole. , Caolan McColgan (0-01), Caolan Ward , Eoghan Ban Gallagher, Stephen McMenamin, Caolán McGonagle, Hugh McFadden , Daire O Boaill , Jamie Brennan; Ciarán Thompson (0-02 ) , Odhran Doherty (0-01), Oisín Gallen ( 0-05 ), Patrick McBrearty ( 0-03 ). Subs: Jason McGee for Doherty (h/t), Luke McGlynn (0-01) for O Baoill ( 43mins), Rory O Donnell for McFadden ( 46mins), Brian O Donnell for McColgan (60mins), Gavin Mulreaney for Curran (70mins).
Tyrone: Niall Morgan; Michael McKernan (0-02), Ronan McNamee, Pádraig Hampsey; Cormac Quinn, Michael O’Neill, Pete Harte; Brian Kennedy (0-01), Conn Kilpatrick (0-01), Conor Meyler, Kieran McGeary , Ruairí Canavan (1-1), Darren McCurry (0-05/4f’s), Matthew Donnelly ( 0-03 ) and Darragh Canavan (0-05). Subs ; Francis Burns for McGeary (55mins), Richard Donnelly for Darragh Canavan (60mins).
Referee: Conor Lane (Cork).
Courageous Donegal’s Championship marketing campaign peters out in Ballybofey was final modified: June twenty fifth, 2023 by