game at a glance
Published 18/05/2015 | 02:30
man of the match
Karl Lacey (Donegal)
Leadership counts for so much in games like this and no one offered more than Lacey, who embellished it with an uncanny ability to plug gaps.
Would Tyrone have won if they had a more reliable free-taker? Darren McCurry missed three scoreable frees, while Sean Cavanagh dropped one short
The art of kicking a ball accurately off the ground is all too rare nowadays, so Michael Murphy's beautifully angled '45', which yielded Donegal's final point merits a mention.
Joe McQuillan did well overall in what was a difficult game to control. However, he was overly lenient on over-carrying while his interpretation of the advantage rule was also questionable at times, allowing play to continue for too long before blowing.
Donegal 6 (3 first-half) Tyrone 11 (6)
Donegal 14 (5)
Tyrone 24 (13)
Donegal 0 Tyrone 1 (S Cavanagh 66)
Donegal 7 (M O'Reilly 4, P McBrearty 11, C Toye 30, N Gallagher 35 & 64, K Lacey 53, P McGrath 58) Tyrone 4 (R McNamee 11, C McAliskey 58, J McMahon 63, S Cavanagh 64)
Donegal play Armagh in the Ulster quarter-final on June 14; Tyrone face an first-round qualifier on June 27.