Donegal were well beaten by Tyrone in the second round of games in the Allianz National League Division 1.
Tyrone 0-16 Doonegal 0-8
Tyrone took an early lead with Donegal starting slow, setting the pace for the whole game as Paddy Carr’s side were outclassed at Healy Park.
Darren McCurry was on form from dead balls, firing over six frees and an advanced mark, while Darragh Canavan gave Donegal plenty of problems at the back.
Conor O’Donnell and Jamie Brennan fired over two points each for Donegal, with Patrick McBrearty and Joel Bradley Walsh converting marks, while Hugh McFadden got a point on his 100th game. Jeaic MacCeallbhuí got Donegal’s other score.
Tyrone dominated from the off, with Darragh Canavan getting things underway after a quick turnover.
Brian Kennedy then got Tyrone’s next score with a goal chance on and a Darren McCurry free had them three points up.
Jamie Brennan got Donegal’s first point after 10 minutes, before another McCurry free, but Jeaic MacCeallbhuí and Conor O’Donnell brought Donegal back to a point behind, which would be their last score of the half.
Tyrone extended their lead through Frank Burns and Cormac Munroe as they lead 0-6 to 0-3 at half-time.
Peadar Mogan made his Donegal return, coming on at half-time for MacCeallbhuí, and Patrick McBrearty scored his first point from an advanced mark.
Cathal McShane, a couple of frees for McCurry and a Canavan point gave Tyrone a six point advantage ten minutes into the second half.
Conor O’Donnell got his second score of the game but McCurry kicked over another dead ball, an advanced mark this time.
Jamie Brennan then fired over an advanced mark of his own but Padraig Hampsey, Cormac Quinn and another McCurry free had Tyrone 0-15 to 0-6 ahead and in cruise control.
Hugh McFadden got on the scoreboard on his 100th game for the county while McCurry kicked over another free as Joel Bradley Walsh, who came on for McBrearty, fired over the last point of the game as it ended 0-16 to 0-8.
Tyrone move on to two points with their first win, while Donegal stay on two points after the win against Kerry last weekend, and will face Monaghan in their next fixture in Clones.
Donegal: Shaun Patton; Mark Curran, Brendan McCole, Caolan Ward, Caolan McColgan, Stephen McMenamin, Jeaic MacCeallbhuí (0-1); Caolan McGonagle, Jason McGee; Johnny McGroddy, Daire O Baoill, Conor O’Donnell (0-2), Hugh McFadden (0-1), Patrick McBrearty (0-1m), Jamie Brennan (0-2,1m).
Subs: Peadar Mogan for McKelvey (half-time) Jamie Grant for McGroddy (51 mins), Joel Bradley Walsh (0-1m) for McBrearty (65 mins), Brian O’Donnell for McColgan (67 mins).
Tyrone: Niall Morgan; Michael McKernan, Cormac Munroe (0-1), Padraig Hampsey (0-1), Cormac Quinn (0-1), Peter Harte, Niall Devlin; Conn Kilpatrick, Brian Kennedy (0-1); Frank Burns (0-1), Kieran McGeary, Conor Meyler, Cathal McShane (0-1m), Darren McCurry (0-7,6f,1m), Darragh Canavan (0-3)