Friday 19 January 2018

game at a glance

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.

talking point

Would Tyrone have won if they had a more reliable free-taker? Darren McCurry missed three scoreable frees, while Sean Cavanagh dropped one short

magic moment

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.

ref watch

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.

match statistics


Donegal 6 (3 first-half) Tyrone 11 (6)


Donegal 14 (5)

Tyrone 24 (13)

black cards

Donegal 0 Tyrone 1 (S Cavanagh 66)

yellow cards

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)



what's next

Donegal play Armagh in the Ulster quarter-final on June 14; Tyrone face an first-round qualifier on June 27.

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