Donegal v Tyrone - The four recent meetings . . .

Donegal v Tyrone - The four recent meetings . . .


Donegal v Tyrone – Ulster Football Championship semi-fnal, Clones, June 26th, 2011

Donegal 2-6 . . . Tyrone 0-9

Donegal: P Durcan; K Lacey, N McGee, P McGrath; K Cassidy (0-1), A Thompson, F McGlynn,; R Kavanagh, K Rafferty (0-1); M McElhinney, M McHugh, R Bradley; C McFadden (1-1), M Murphy (0-2, 0-1 free), P McBrearty (0-1).

Subs: M Hegarty for McElhinney (23 mins), L McLoone for Bradley (45), D Molloy for McLoone.

Tyrone: P McConnell; M Swift, J McMahon, R McMenamin; D Harte, C Gormley, P Jordan (0-1); K Hughes, S Cavanagh (0-2, 0-1 free); B Dooher (0-1), B McGuigan, P Harte (0-1, free); O Mulligan (0-1), S O'Neill (0-2), M Donnelly.

Subs: Justin McMahon for Joe McMahon (49), M Penrose (0-1) for Mulligan (51), K Cassidy for O'Neill (62), T McGuigan for B McGuigan (63), C Cavanagh for Dooher (69).

Referee: Joe McQuillan (Cavan).


Donegal v Tyrone – Ulster Football Championship semi-final, Clones, June 30th, 2012

Donegal 0-12 . . . Tyrone 0-10

Donegal: P Durcan, P McGrath, N McGee, F McGlynn, E McGee, K Lacey (0-1), A Thompson, R Kavanagh (0-2), N Gallagher, David Walsh, R Bradley (0-1), M McHugh (0-1), P McBrearty (0-1), M Murphy (0-3, 0-3 free), C McFadden (0-3, 0-1 free).

Subs: Declan Walsh for N McGee (3), M McElhinney for Gallagher (54), M O’Reilly for David Walsh (54), L McLoone for Bradley (68), C Toye for McBrearty (72)

Tyrone: P McConnell, A McCrory, C Clarke (0-1), D Carlin (0-1), R McMenamin, C Gormley (0-1, ’45), Sean O’Neill (0-1), J McMahon (0-2, 0-2 free), C Cavanagh, Mattie Donnelly, Mark Donnelly (0-1), P Harte, M Penrose (0-1), Stephen O’Neill (0-2), O Mulligan

Subs: R McNabb for Mulligan (49), B McGuigan for Mattie Donnelly (61), A Cassidy for Mark Donnelly (65), N McKenna for McMenamin (65)

Referee: D Coldrick (Meath).


Donegal v Tyrone – Ulster Football Championship Quarter-Final, MacCumhaill Park, May 26th, 2013

Donegal 2-10 . . . Tyrone 0-10

Donegal: P Durcan, P McGrath, N McGee, F McGlynn, E McGee, Declan Walsh, A Thompson, R Kavanagh (0-1), N Gallagher, R Bradley, L McLoone, David Walsh (0-1), P McBrearty (0-2), M Murphy (0-3, 0-2 free), C McFadden (1-3, 0-2 free)

Subs: M McHugh for McGlynn (21), M O'Reilly for Bradley (h-t), M McElhinney for David Walsh (43), K Lacey for Thompson (48), R Wherity (1-0) for McLoone (48).

Tyrone: N Morgan (0-1 free), PJ Quinn, C Clarke, C McCarron, Justin McMahon (0-1), Matthew Donnelly (0-2), Joe McMahon, C Cavanagh (0-1), Mark Donnelly, S Cavanagh (0-2, 0-1 free), P Harte, M Penrose, S O'Neill (0-1), C McAliskey (0-1).

Subs: P McNiece for McAliskey (27), D Carlin for Quinn (h-t), A Cassidy for Justin McMahon (59), K Coney (0-1) for Mark Donnelly (59), A McCrory for Carlin (62).

Referee: J McQuillan (Cavan)


Donegal v Tyrone – Ulster Senior Football Championship Preliminary Round, MacCumhaill Park, May 17th, 2015

Donegal 1-13 . . . Tyrone 1-10

Donegal: P Durcan, P McGrath, N McGee, E McGee, R McHugh, K Lacey (0-01), F McGlynn (0-01), N Gallagher, M McElhinney (1-02), M O’Reilly, O MacNiallais, C Toye (0-02), P McBrearty (0-02), M Murphy (0-03, 0-3 free), C McFadden (0-02)

Subs: M McHugh for O’Reilly, A Thompson for Toye, D Walsh for McElhinney, D McLaughlin for McFadden

Tyrone: M O’Neill, A McCrory, R McNamee (0-01), C McCarron, R McNabb, Justin McMahon (0-01), P Harte, C Cavanagh, S Cavanagh (0-04, 0-3 free), R Brennan, M Donnelly (0-01), B Tierney, D McCurry (1-00), C McShane, C McAliskey (0-03)

Subs: P McNulty for McShane, T McCann for Tierney, M Bradley for McCurry, R O’Neill for McAliskey

Referee: J McQuillan (Cavan

Ten players have played in all five finals

With Donegal contesting their sixth final in-a-row on Sunday, there is a large number of players who could be collecting a record fourth Ulster medal.

However, as regards playing in the finals, ten Donegal players played a part (either as a starter or a substitute) in all five finals.

Of those ten, nine are likely to be in the 26 for Sunday next. Paul Durcan is the other player, who is not part of the panel this year.

The players who have played a part in each of the five finals are - Paul Durcan, Paddy McGrath, Neil McGee, Frank McGlynn, Karl Lacey, Anthony Thompson, Patrick McBrearty, Michael Murphy, Colm McFadden and Martin McElhinney.

A number of others, including Ne2il Gallagher, Leo McLoone, Mark McHugh and David Walsh, were involved in four of the five finals.

McGrath leader in Ireland

Paddy McGrath has started more championship games than any other player in Ireland between 2011 and 2016 - a total of 33 games.

Ronan McNamee - the Donegal connection

There always seems to be one. A Donegal connection in the Tyrone team that faces Donegal in the Clones on Sunday.

Ronan McNamee, the Tyrone full-back, is the connection and that connection is a pretty strong one too. McNamee’s mother is a Donegal native.

Anne McNamee, nee Ward, is from Leitirmacaward and comes from a family with a strong GAA tradition. Anne’s brother, Brendan Ward, is a former Na Rossa player and official and is currently a member of Milford GAA club and an avid Donegal follower.