Tyrone Masters entertained Donegal at Healy Park under the lights on Friday night and after a fine display came away with a resounding victory on the scoreline of 2-18 to 1-13.
Tyrone raced into a 1-6 lead with scores from Michael Anderson 0-2, Brian Mullan, Ryan Mc Callion, Stephen O’Neill eill and 1-1 from midfielder Barry Collins. Donegal responded with 2 points from full forward P Devlin.
Tyrone were awarded a penalty which was excellently converted by O Neill in a manner that brought back memories of years past.
Three further frees from Donegal kept them in touch but points from Mullan and Eon Bradley left the half time score 2-8 to 0-5 in favour of the Red hands.
Tyrone began the second half as they had finished the first with scores from Anderson and an O’Neill free. Donegal responded with a point from Ward but five further points from Tyrone left the game over as a contest.
O’neill added a further 0-2 before points from Brian Mullan and scores from Mark Gallagher and Damien Patton. Donegal got a goal shortly after the second water break but scores from Patton and Anderson kept them at bay.
Donegal to their credit kept rallying and tagged on a further 6 points with Tyrone’s scoring rounded off from Peter Clarke.
A solid performance from all in the Tyrone camp and next up is Down in a fortnight’s time.
Team M mc Creesh
C Gourley E Gormley M Connolly
D Kelly L Patterson (c) P Clarke 0-1
D Mc Anallen B Collins 1-1
C Quinn M Anderson0-4 E Bradley 0-1
R mc Callion 0-1 S O’Neill 1-4 B Mullan 0-3
D Patton 0-2 M Gallagher 0-1 J Mc Mullan C Kearney P Connolly A Harley M Donnelly K Mc Cabe S Colton E Mc Elroy D Hackett B Marlow B Devenney M Darcy G Mc Kenna B Rice P Touhey S O’Neill A Donnelly B Bleeks