Wednesday 24 January 2018

McHugh stars for Donegal

Donegal 4-10 Tyrone 2-9

Donegal eased into the final when they disposed of Tyrone at Convoy yesterday.

In the end they had plenty to spare, as a super performance from Ryan McHugh paved the way for victory.

Ten first-half wides threatened the Donegal defence of their title as they led by 2-4 to 0-6 at the break, with McHugh and Donegal senior Patrick McBrearty getting the goals.

Any chance of a Tyrone comeback was ended when McBrearty hit three early second-half points, and a goal from Conor Greene put Donegal nine points clear. Tyrone did finish well but the gap was too great to make up.

SCORERS -- Donegal: P McBrearty 1-6, R McHugh, C Greene 1-1 each, C McGettigan 1-0, B McLaughlin, W Gillespie 0-1 each. Tyrone: M Bradley 2-4 (1-0 pen, 0-2f), S Hackett, K McGeary (0-1f) 0-2 each, D Lowe 0-1.

Donegal -- S McCafferty; C Cunningham, K McNern, O Porter; E McHugh, J Doherty, J Coyle; R McNamee, D Mulgrew; R McHugh, P McBrearty, B McLaughlin; W Gillespie, C Greene, C McGettigan. Subs: J Fitzgerald for McLaughlin (42), P Sweeney for Cunningham (54), D Kelly for McNern (57), E Bonner for J Doherty (59).

Tyrone -- D Martin; F McGarrity, R Mullan, A Daly; C McLaughlin, N Hagan, S Canavan; D McNulty, C O'Neill; S Hackett, K McGeary , D Lowe; M Bradley, J Loughran, S Murphy. Subs: S McKenna for Hagan, D McClure for Lowe (both 37).

REF -- B Cassidy (Derry).

Irish Independent

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