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Mathewson sinks Tyrone

Ciaran Mathewson was the two-goal hero as Donegal won the Lory Meagher Cup in sensational fashion at Croke Park yesterday.

Donegal looked to be on their way to a third successive defeat in the decider, when Mathewson grabbed a last-minute winner.

Tyrone led by five points early on, but trailed by 1-7 to 0-8 at half-time. Justin Kelly had just edged them two in front when Mathewson smashed home his second goal on 70 minutes.

Scorers -- Donegal: C Mathewson 2-3, N Campbell 0-6 (4f, 1 '65'), M McCann, S McVeigh, P Sheridan 0-1 each. Tyrone: J Kelly 0-5 (3f), A Kelly (2f), C Grogan, P O'Connor 0-3 each, R O'Neill 0-2, G Fox 0-1.

Donegal: P O'Brien; S O'Connor, C Breathnach, A McDermott; J Donnelly, C Dowds, J Boyle; S McVeigh, P Sheridan; E Organ, S Boyle, C Mathewson; M McCann, E McDermott, N Campbell. Subs: P Hannigan for Organ, L Henderson for McCann, M McGhee for S Boyle.

Tyrone: J Devlin; Ryan O'Neill, D Maguire, R Winters; SP Begley, S Donnelly, M Grogan; C Gallagher, M O'Gorman; G Fox, J Kelly, A Kelly; C McErlean, Rory O'Neill, C Grogan. Subs: P O'Connor for McErlean, T Hughes for O'Gorman, M Winters for A Kelly.

Referee: F Smith (Meath).

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