Donegal Player Ratings v Dublin

MARKSMAN with Peter Campbell

Donegal Player Ratings v Dublin

Mark Anthony McGinley: Made a super stop in opening seconds from Diarmuid Connolly and can be happy with his display overall. 7.5

Paddy McGrath: Another tireless display, he started and finished on McManamon, keeping Diarmuid Connolly company for a period also. 7

Neil McGee: A competent display, but didn't get forward as he might in other games. 6.5

Eamon McGee: Was good in defence before picking up a yellow card in second half and later withdrawn. Got forward to play a big part in the Donegal goal, his pinpoint pass leaving Ryan McHugh with a tap in. 7

Ryan McHugh: Another good display from the Kilcar man, who came in for some rough treatment. Got another trademark goal against the Dubs. 7.5

Karl Lacey: Worked tirelessly but wasn't able to make the penetrating runs that we were treated to. Had one effort go just wide. 6.5

Frank McGlynn: Tried hard to make inroads through the middle, but found it tough against an uncompromising Dublin defence. 6.5

Michael Murphy: As always started at midfield and contributed six great points, but was not able to force much in general play. 7

Odhrán Mac Niallais: Never really got into the game and was withdrawn at half-time. 5

Anthony Thompson: Worked really hard and created a couple of openings, finishing one himself before half-time. 7

Martin McElhinney: Got on a lot of ball but was dispossessed on a number of occasions. 5.5

Eoin McHugh: Tried everything in his locker to take on the Dubs. Had a couple of efforts that drifted wide, but left everything on the field. 7

Patrick McBrearty: Missed a couple of chances that were going over against Cork, one after just 46 seconds. Much more traffic to negotiate in this game. 7

Rory Kavanagh: Made a good contribution in the opening half before withdrawn early in second. 6.5

Martin O'Reilly: Given the short straw at start, marking Diarmuid Connolly. Got forward on a number of runs and was involved in Donegal goal. 6.5

Ciaran Gillespie: In at half-time for Mac Niallais, Gillespie put in a good shift. 6.5

Leo McLoone: In after 42 minutes, McLoone was not as influential as against Cork, but played a big part in the goal. 6.5

Christy Toye: Playing in a record 65th championship game, Christy again made a contribution, winning a free near the end as well as taking the game to Dublin. 7

Mark McHugh: In for Eamon McGee in 55th minute, McHugh didn't see that much action. 5.5

Ciaran Thompson (making his championship debut) and Colm McFadden (his final appearance): Not on long enough to rate