Donegal ratings - Mogan stars as Tir Chonaill see off Tyrone

All-Ireland SFC Group Three: Donegal 0-21 Tyrone 0-14

Donegal's Peadar Mogan in action during the Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Final between Armagh and Donegal at St Tiernach's  Park, Clones on 05-12-2024.Pic Philip Walsh
Peadar Mogan was superb as Donegal saw off Tyrone in Ballybofey on Saturday night. Picture by Philip Walsh

Shaun Patton: Tyrone didn’t take too many chances on his booming kick-out. Good fist to divert an O’Neill fisted effort early in the second half, and roamed out to have a hand in Mogan’s brilliant late score. 7.5

Eoghan Ban Gallagher: Brought in for Curran and his pace pierced holes in Tyrone time and again during the first half, adding a classy score for good measure. Attacking raids limited when picking up Cathal McShane upon his introduction, but wasn’t troubled by the towering forward. 8

Brendan McCole: Followed Darragh Canavan out the field. The Errigal Ciaran is always dangerous, and had the odd flash, but finished up without a score from play. 7

Ciaran Moore: Daly was a thorn in Donegal’s side in the Ulster clash between these counties – Moore kept him quiet, and did the same with Oguz in the second half. Another impressive showing. 7.5

Ryan McHugh: Big second half performance as Donegal turned the screw. Clipped over an early point, fouled for two others, and still had the energy for a late burst from deep that led to a Shane O’Donnell score. 7.5

Caolan McGonagle: Donegal’s defensive screen - but offers so much more. Always in the right place at the right time, has the role down to a tee. Went to full-back on Kilpatrick briefly at start of second half. 8

Peadar Mogan: See Star Man

Jason McGee: A foundation stone of Donegal’s success so far. Dominant in the air once more, and popped up with two class scores. 7.5

Michael Langan: Midfield partnership with McGee really beginning to bear fruit, and Tyrone struggled when he ran at them in the second half. Slotted over last point of game. 7

Shane O’Donnell: Wasn’t close enough to McGeary as the 2021 Footballer of the Year popped up with three points from play. Bagged a late score to put the seal on victory. 6.5

Ciaran Thompson: Slammed over a first half score and came so close to capping off a brilliant Donegal move in the first half, only to see his effort clip the outside of Morgan’s free. 7

Daire O Baoill: Clever movement as always, but unable to make it count. Replaced early in the second half. 6

Niall O’Donnell: A proper playmaker. Gradually grew in influence and was central to so much of what Donegal did well, linking play and pulling Tyrone in all directions. 8

Oisin Gallen: Can’t give him an inch. Peripheral in comparison to dynamite first half in Ulster final, but still bagged two from play and dead-eyed from frees. 7.5

Patrick McBrearty: Got lucky when Darragh Canavan passed up a first half goal chance after the Donegal captain coughed up possession, though scored a minute later. Found it hard to engineer space. 6.5


Odhran Doherty: Rampaged forward for a super score as Donegal headed for home. 7

Jamie Brennan: Replaced McBrearty – industrious as always. 6.5

Aaron Doherty: Not on long enough to be rated.

Jeaic Mac Ceallbhui: Not on long enough to be rated.

Domhnall Mac Giolla Bhrida: Not on long enough to be rated.


Peadar Mogan: Flying machine. Looked like he might run the legs off McCurry early on but the Edendork man managed to put him in reverse towards the end of the first half. But tired Tyrone legs couldn’t contain Mogan as the game wore on. 8.5