Advertisement

Donegal in relegation trouble after defeat to Tyrone

10 March 2018: Eaoghan Bán Gallagher of Donegal kicks a point during the Allianz Football League Division 1 Round 5 match between Tyrone and Donegal at Healy Park in Omagh, Co Tyrone. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile

Tyrone 2-13 Donegal 1-10

Donegal face a real battle to stay up in Division 1 after they lost to Tyrone in Healy Park tonight.

Advertisement

Declan Bonner’s team started well and established a 0-6 to 0-3 lead after 19 minutes, with Odhran Mac Niallais and Michael Murphy both scoring two points.

However, Tyrone raised their game in the second quarter, and Donegal struggled to stop their sweeping team moves.

Peter Harte missed a penalty in the 32nd minute, but Niall Sludden did score a goal to leave the Red Hands one up at the break.

HT: Tyrone 1-5 Donegal 0-7

Tyrone started the second half brilliantly, scoring 1-3 without reply, with Mark Bradley getting the goal.

Donegal didn’t cave, and an Odhran MacNiallais goal brought them back into contention, but Tyrone never looked like losing the game.

Declan Bonner’s team will now have to win their two remaining games against Monaghan and Mayo to be in with a chance of staying up in Division 1.


FOR FULL MATCH REPORT & REACTION, DON’T MISS MONDAY’S DONEGAL NEWS

Advertisement
Top
Advertisement

Donegal News is published by North West of Ireland Printing & Publishing Company Limited, trading as North-West News Group.
Registered in Northern Ireland, No. R0000576. St. Anne's Court, Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland