Donegal Minors face Tyrone in Letterkenny

Donegal Minors face Tyrone in Letterkenny
Donegal Minorsr are back in Ulster Minor Football League action this Saturday when they face Tyrone in O’Donnell Park. (Throw-in 1.30 pm)

Donegal Minorsr are back in Ulster Minor Football League action this Saturday when they face Tyrone in O’Donnell Park. (Throw-in 1.30 pm)

The game is Donegal’s second in Group A of the League and Donegal manager Declan Bonner will be anxious to build on their opening night victory over Fermanagh. Donegal cruised to a comfortable 1-16 to 1-5 victory over the Erne boys on Tuesday night week last.

Full-forward Locran Connor, corner forward Conor Doherty and Jamie Brennan were the men that made Donegal tick up front.

Between them they accounted for 1-11 of the tally. Connor posted 1-5, Doherty 0-4 and Brennan 0-3 and along with wing-backs Cian Mulligan and Eoin ‘Ban’ Gallagher were the standout Donegal men on the night.

Saturday’s game will be Tyrone’s third in the campaign. So far they have shown Antrim and Derry a clean pair of heels and have hit a massive 5-30 in the two games and have only conceded a miserly 1-11.

They overcame Antrim 3-11 to 1-7 in their opening game on Tuesday night week, away from home, and they followed that up with a 3-10 to 0-9 win over Derry on Saturday, in Garvaghy.

“Tyrone have a good side again this year. I watched them against Derry on Saturday. Derry were without the St Pat’s, Maghera players. But Tyrone still looked good and they had four of the team that played in last year’s All-Ireland final on the bench including Conor McKenna, who is on their U-21 team,” said Donegal manager Declan Bonner.

“They will be a good test for our boys and that is what you want at this time of the season. The lads are certainly looking forward to the challenge and building on last week’s performance against Fermanagh.”

Bonner is planning this week once again without St Eunan’s College players Sean Defan, Conor Morrison, Conall O’Boyle, Michael Millar, David Tyrell and Cormac Callaghan.

However, he welcomes back Colaistí Inis Eoghan players Danny McMonagle, Tony McCleneghan and John Campbell.