THE heavy underfoot conditions in Pairc MacCumhaill Ballybofey on Sunday afternoon meant that the Ulster Minor Championship quarter final between Tyrone and Donegal was never going to be a classic but that won’t unduly worry the visitors who came out on the right side of a low scoring affair.
After a nine month lay off bothsets of players were back into County action and there is no doubt that the rustiness showed with a lot of basic mistakes. The work rate and endeavour though of Collie Holmes’ Red Hand charges certainly couldn’t be faulted as they chiselled out a 0-8 to 0-7 victory.
Left half back Sean O’Donnell played a real captain’s role, particularly in the second half, and he admitted afterwards it was all about getting the result.
“It wasn’t pretty but conditions were difficult and at this time of year it is all about getting the right result and thankfully we did”, said the Trillick teenager
“Our main here coming to Ballybofey was to just get over the line and it was a case of mission accomplished.