May 19, 2024

Donegal 0-18 v 0-16 Tyrone

By Charlie Collins at Celtic Park

It was a fast return to Celtic Park for Donegal following final week’s spectacular victory over Derry, however they’d little time to dwell on that efficiency as they confronted one other difficult derby encounter towards Tyrone for a ultimate place towards Armagh within the Ulster Senior Championship.

Group captain Patrick McBrearty was thought of totally recovered from harm and was included within the beginning line-up rather than Aaron Doherty, however Shaun Patton had not recovered from the harm he sustained towards Derry so Gavin Mulreany took over the vital goalkeeping function.

Donegal supervisor Jim McGuinness throughout Sunday’s semi ultimate. Picture Evan Logan

Tyrone’s harm checklist meant a lot of first selection gamers remained unavailable together with the skilled Peter Harte who was badly missed of their one level extra-time victory over Cavan final weekend. They had been additionally boosted by the inclusion of Conn Kilpatrick, Cathal McShane, and Michael O Neill.

The way of each groups victories final week meant Donegal went into this one as favorites however very conscious {that a} week is a very long time in sport and to take something with no consideration could be a severe mistake.

Tyrone dominated the early possession however Niall O Donnell put Donegal forward after six minutes, nonetheless two frees in fast from Darren McCurry and Darragh Canavan had Tyrone in entrance after eight minutes. Oisín Gallen’s free had Donegal stage however one other McCurry free put Tyrone in entrance once more, however not for lengthy as Daire O Baoill kicked a wonderful level to stage it up once more at 0-03 apiece.

Donegal’s Ciarán Thompson traces up a shot at objective throughout Sunday’s semi ultimate. Picture Evan Logan

Sean O Donnell and Ciaran Daly scored two tremendous factors from play and Tyrone had been two forward, however not for lengthy as Oisín Gallen’s lengthy vary free and an excellent Ciaran Thompson level from play introduced them stage once more at 0-05 apiece. Play continued to move from finish to finish however Tyrone had been now taking their possibilities and Donegal had been struggling to transform.

Tyrone then kicked forward with three factors in a row from Darragh Canavan, a Niall Morgan free and a Cathal McShane rating, reward at that stage for his or her higher retention and ending. Donegal had a lot of possibilities after this however did not convert and at half-time Tyrone deservingly led by 0-08 to 0-05.

Donegal’s Oisín Gallen appears for a solution to objective throughout Sunday’s semi ultimate. Picture Evan Logan

The lead was shortly again to only one as Jason McGee kicked two wonderful factors from play, Niall Morgan transformed one other lengthy vary free earlier than Niall O Donnell scored from play once more to make it a one level sport, 0-09 to 0-08.

Daire O Baoill introduced Donegal stage with a superb rating from play however Morgan kicked his third from a free and Ciaran Daly and Darragh Canavan took benefit of poor kick-outs to push the lead out to 3 once more.

However not for lengthy as Peadar Mogan and Caolan McGonagle each kicked tremendous factors from play and Oisín Gallen’s free after Shane O Donnell had carried out properly introduced them stage once more, 0-12 apiece.

Michael McKiernan put Tyrone forward once more, Ciaran Thompson’s free levelled it up however Darragh Canavan’s mark edged Tyrone forward once more as time ran out. Donegal had an awesome likelihood when Peadar Mogan burst by way of and tried to play a one-two with Jason McGee however the return cross slipped by way of Mogan’s hand as a objective appeared sure and Donegal’s possibilities additionally gone.

However they pressured a protracted kick-out from Niall Morgan and got here once more on the lookout for a rating. Ryan McHugh’s shot from the left dropped brief, Mark Curran contested the ball which dropped to Aaron Doherty, his effort for a objective was blocked however was grabbed by Brendan McCole who blasted it over the bar for the equalizer, 0-14 apiece and we had been heading for extra-time.

Donegal’s Patrick McBrearty breaks for objective throughout Sunday’s semi ultimate. Picture Evan Logan

Jeaic MacCeallbhui and Patrick McBrearty for Donegal and Mattie Donnelly and Michael McKernan exchanged factors to go away it 0-16 apiece on this titanic wrestle. Simply earlier than half-time in extra-time Shane O Donnell punched over a degree and Donegal led by 0-17 to 0-16 on the interval.

Patrick McBrearty received the one rating of the second-half of extra-time as Donegal received it 0-18 to 0-16 to ship them right into a Ulster Last towards Armagh in two weeks time.

Donegal: Gavin Mulreany , Mark Curran, Brendan McCole (0-01), Ciaran Moore, Ryan McHugh, Caolan McGonagle (0-01), Peader Mogan (0-01), Jason McGee (0-02), Michael Langan, Shane O Donnell (0-01), Ciaran Thompson (0-02), Daire O’Baoil (0-02), Patrick McBearty (0-02) Oisin Gallen (0-03), Niall O Donnell (0-02). Subs: Aaron Doherty for McBrearty (h/t), Jamie Brennan for O Baoill (48mins), Jeaic Mac Ceallabhui (0-01) for Curran (70 minutes), Additional-time subs; McBrearty, O Baoill and Caolan McColgan for Brennan, Moore, Doherty, Aaron Doherty for Gallen(h/t), Jamie Brennan for Niall O Donnell.

Tyrone: Niall Morgan (0-03), Conal Devlin, Padraig Hampsey, Michael McKernan (0-02), Sean O’Donnell (0-01), Mattie Donnelly (0-01), Niall Devlin, Brian Kennedy, Conn Kilpatrick, Ciaran Daly (0-02), Kieran McGeary, Michael O Neill, Darren McCurry (0-02), Darragh Canavan (0-03), Cathal Mc Shane (0-01), Subs: Aidan Clarke for Devlin (40 minutes), Ruairi Canavan for O Neill (76 minutes), Aodhan Donaghy and Cormac Donnelly.

Referee: Brendan Cawley (Kildare).

Match Report: Donegal squeeze previous Tyrone to seize Ulster Last spot was final modified: April twenty eighth, 2024 by Employees Author