DONEGAL delivered a simply awesome display in their finest performance of the season to run out utterly convincing and comfortable winners over a toothless Tyrone.
Mickey Harte’s men had no answer to Donegal and were simply outplayed all over the pitch by a hungry, determined and rampant Donegal.
We’ve exhausted all the superlatives possible about Michael Murphy but he is the gift that keeps on giving.
Murphy was simply sensational and was the major difference between the two sides, who scored SEVEN points in a masterful display from arguable the best player in the country.
He ably assisted by his colleagues with Karl Lacey, Martin McElhinney and Odhran MacNiallais who also enjoyed superb matches for Rory Gallagher’s side.
A goal from Ryan McHugh just a few minutes before half-time was a real body blow for Tyrone and they never recovered from it.
They trailed by FIVE points at that stage and as soon as McHugh netted the game was more or less over as a contest.
The second-half was a niggly and scrappy affair as Tyrone huffed and puffed to try and get back in the game.
Peter Harte scored a couple of nice points but they never threatened Michael Boyle in the Donegal nets.
Murphy added another two in the second-half before he was harshly black-carded by referee Joe McQuillan.
Murphy will now MISS the game with Mayo next weekend.
Donegal saw out the game with ease and recorded their best result and performance of the campaign which almost certainly ensures they will be playing in Division One next season.
A superb result and a sensational performance from Donegal, Rory Gallagher will be hoping his side can repeat this again when the sides meet in the Ulster Championship on May 17th.
Final score Donegal 1-13 Tyrone 0-06