Patrick’s left doing the job

Like his manager, Patrick McBrearty’s record with Donegal in the championship is impeccable - played 14, won 13, lost 1.

Like his manager, Patrick McBrearty’s record with Donegal in the championship is impeccable - played 14, won 13, lost 1.

Still a teenager the Kilcar starlet has the chance to set a record that is unlikely to be ever equalled.

He has the chance to reach and win a third Ulster final in-a-row before celebrating his 20th birthday - which doesn’t arrive until August.

He is certainly on the right road to doing that this year with his most impressive displays ever in both the county jersey and in the club jersey of Kilcar.

In the eyes of many people, Patrick came of age as a senior Donegal footballer in the win over Tyrone, picking up the man of the match award.

He may have only scored two points, but it was his ability to lead the line which really impressed, setting up both goal chances for Colm McFadden (with a deft flick) and Ross Wherity (after a great run which completely outstripped the Tyrone cover).

Now he is ready to play an imporant role which should allow Michael Murphy to be used in a different role, filling in at centre-forward and midfield.

It also gives Patrick the responsibility on which he thrives