COLLIE Holmes hailed the maturity of his Tyrone minors as they eked out an Ulster MFC win over Donegal in Ballybofey on Sunday.
Five points by Ruairi Canavan sealed a 0-8 to 0-7 win for the Red Hands.
Holmes, a three-time All-Ireland winner, saw his side kick 13 points, but they prevailed by the minimum after finding a way,
“We have good drive and good organisation,” Holmes said.
“We have a steady spine. The lads are mature and can organise themselves.”
Tyrone had a 25-minute scoreless streak and had to come from two points down to win.
After goalkeeper Harry Morgan knocked over a ’45, Canavan’s brace sealed the deal for Tyrone.
Holmes said: “A goal would have put anyone’s lights out. It was about not conceding a goal really. It was a tough contest and if we had lost 0-9 to 0-8 we’d have no complaints.
“It was a good stiff contest with two teams going at it.
“All the boys put in a shift there. They all did their bit. All you want to do is do your part and everyone stepped up.”Tags: