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MARKSMAN: How the Donegal players rated in Tyrone defeat in Enniskillen

MARKSMAN: How the Donegal players rated in Tyrone defeat in Enniskillen

Donegal pictured prior to the game Picture: Sportsfile

It was a battling display by Donegal, down to 14 men in the blazing sun in Enniskillen. Here are the player ratings from the game:

SHAUN PATTON: Could not be faulted under any heading. Made some great saves and kick-outs very good. 7.5


BRENDAN MCCOLE: Defended really well and also got forward, especially in first half. 6.5


NEIL MCGEE: Put his body on line and took a very big hit which didn't get a card. Not on long enough to rate.


EOGHAN BÁN GALLAGHER: By a good distance Donegal's best player. Was initially giving marking duties on McCurry but flourished when released and was relentless in his forward runs to keep Donegal in touch. 8


PEADAR MOGAN: Did well with one good point but overall just didn't seem to have the fitness levels. 6.5


ODHRÁN MCFADDEN FERRY: Put in a very big shift and was willing to the end before being replaced. 6.5


RYAN MCHUGH: Had a big battle with Meyler but while winning a few frees. Was involved in goal but was unable to put his usual stamp on the contest. 6.5


HUGH MCFADDEN: Had a good first half and was instrumental in a turnover which led to the Donegal penalty. 7


CAOLAN MCGONAGLE: Finished the goal well and could have had a second, but on the periphery at other times. 6.5


NIALL O'DONNELL: Got a good point but also found it difficult to put his stamp on the game. 6.5


CIARAN THOMPSON: One of his best games in recent times, Thompson was always willing to take the fight to Tyrone. 7


MICHAEL LANGAN: Probably his hardest working performance in a Donegal jersey. Hit some good points. 7.5


PATRICK MCBREARTY: Just couldn't free himself from Ronan McNamee on a difficult afternoon for the Kilcar man. 6


MICHAEL MURPHY: Was unlucky to be sent off as first card was very soft. Penalty miss was a big turning point in game. Maybe it would have been wiser not to start him. 5


JAMIE BRENNAN: Similar to last week, Brennan got two points but also failed to make an impression in open play. 6.5

STEPHEN MCMENAMIN: In for McGee after five minutes, McMenamin put in a very big shift and was a willing runner throughout. 7


PAUL BRENNAN: Just like last week, Brennan injected energy for Donegal and can be happy with his contribution. 7


ODHRÁN MAC NIALLAIS: Got on plenty of ball around midfield but overall unable to make a huge impression. 6


EOIN MCHUGH AND ANDREW MCCLEAN: Not on long enough to rate.

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