Donegal bowed out of the Ulster U-21 Championship in timid fashion as they went down to Tyrone in Healy Park, Omagh.
A Tyrone side that annihilated Fermanagh in the preliminary round, were much too strong for Donegal.
The writing was on the wall early in the first half for Maxi Curran’s men as Tyrone raced into a 0-5 to 0-0 lead and at half-time, they led by 0-7 to 0-2, the Donegal points coming from Patrick McBrearty and Dermot Molloy.
Donegal got back within four points of the second half, thanks to some fine points from Shaun McGarvey, one ‘45’ and another from McBrearty, but Tyrone pulled away again at the end to win easily enough
Donegal: Peter Boyle; Kevin McFadden, Ciaran Cannon, Pauric Carr; Thomas McKinley, Peter Devine, Corey Gallagher; Luke Keaney, Shea Coyle; Cathal Ellis, Martin O’Reilly, Michael McEniff; Shaun McGarvey, Patrick McBrearty, Dermot Molloy. Subs., Darren McGeever for Coyle; Seamie Friel for Ellis; Oisin McGinty for McEniff
Tyrone: Darragh McAnenly; Barry Tierney, Dean McNally, Hugh Pat McGarvey; Niall Sludden, Sean Warnock, Tiernan McCann; Richard Donnelly, Conor Clarke; Stefan Tierney, Thomas Cananavan, Brian McGarvey; Darren McCurry, Conor McAliskey, John McCullagh.
Referee: Martin McErlane (Derry).