Donegal minors had a facile win over a very poor Sligo side in a challenge game at Fr. Tieney Park Ballyshannon on Saturday.
Sligo had their first shot at goal, a wide, with just 30 seconds of the first half left, and there were 13 minutes gone in the second half before they got their first point.
Donegal, with wind advantage in the opening half, had almost continuous possession. They built up a 1-12 to 0-0 half-time advantage while also firing ten wides.
The front duo of Darach ‘Jigger’ O’Connor and Darragh McDaid looked lively while Cian Mulligan, Conor O’Donnell, Jack O’Brien, Padraig Gillespie, Conor McCormack and Jamie Brennan were constantly in the action. The goal came on 26 minutes with McDaid creating the chance for O’Connor, who finished very well from close range.
The second half performance, though, would be worrying for the Donegal management with just two pointed Conor Harkin frees, but then it would have been difficult to raise their game against such poor opposition.
Donegal’s first game in the Ulster Minor League is on Tuesday 19th March against Fermanagh in Enniskillen.
Donegal: David Tyrell; Jack Scally, Jack O’Brien, Lee O’Brien; Cian Mulligan (0-2), Conor O’Donnell, Aidan Sweeney; Peter McLaughlin (0-1), Conor Harkin (0-2,2f); Padraig Gillespie (0-1), Conor McEniff (0-1), Jamie Brennan (0-4); Conor McCormick (0-1), Darach O’Connor (1-1), Darragh McDaid (0-1). Subs used: Lorcan Connor, Owen Scally, Jordan McBride, Martin Byrne.