Friday 19 January 2018

Prolific Flynn tips balance

Donegal 2-14 Tyrone 0-15

Damien Casey and Rory Grugan kept Tyrone in touch and the Red Hand were within a point when Matthew Mulgrew arched over a score in the 45th minute, but a wonderful second goal from Flynn helped steer the hosts home. (Stock picture)
Damien Casey and Rory Grugan kept Tyrone in touch and the Red Hand were within a point when Matthew Mulgrew arched over a score in the 45th minute, but a wonderful second goal from Flynn helped steer the hosts home. (Stock picture)

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Tipperary man Davin Flynn was on fire as Donegal defeated Tyrone to keep alive their promotion hopes in Division 3A.

Flynn scored 2-8 to inspire Ardal McDermott's team to victory in Letterkenny.

Flynn hails from Roscrea, but is living in Letterkenny and has decided to line out for Donegal this season. He rifled home the first of his goals which helped his adopted county to a 1-7 to 0-8 lead at half-time.

Damien Casey and Rory Grugan kept Tyrone in touch and the Red Hand were within a point when Matthew Mulgrew arched over a score in the 45th minute, but a wonderful second goal from Flynn helped steer the hosts home.

Scorers - Donegal: D Flynn 2-8 (1f); L Henderson, D Cullen 0-2 each; R McDermott, D Coulter 0-1 each. Tyrone: D Casey 0-5 (1f, 1 '65); R McKernan 0-3; C Grogan, T Morgan 0-2 each; C Cross, J Kelly, M Mulgrew 0-1 each.

Donegal - P Burns; D Grant, J Donnelly, P Doherty; J O'Loughlin, J Boyle, N Cleary; D Cullen, L Henderson; E McDermott, R Kee, D Flynn; S Gillespie, R McDermott, D Coulter. Subs: C McDermott for Kee (h-t), B Lafferty for Cleary (h-t), K Campbell for Gillespie (60).

Tyrone - J Devlin; R Devlin, B Begley, G Mulgrew; A Kelly, S Donnelly, T Morgan; C Cross, D Begley; C Grogan, P Kelly, D Casey; R McKernan, S Grogan, J Kelly. Subs: M Mulgrew for P Kelly (48), P Daly for J Kelly (64).

Ref - K McGeaney (Roscommon).

Irish Independent

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