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Donnelly's determined to end Donegal dream

Youth had its fling in spectacular style when Tyrone took delivery of the All-Ireland Under 21 football trophy a couple of weeks ago.

As manager of the Tyrone minor side, Mickey Donnelly is anxious to ensure that this will not be their only under-age glory this year.

Donnelly's team will meet a Donegal side tomorrow that are not only favourites to win the Ulster Championship, but are also in pole position to win the All-Ireland crown

"Donegal are an impressive side and they have a core of players in there from last year, but my team have belief in their own ability and a good attitude," said Donnelly.

"We will be going to Ballybofey totally focussed on winning. It's going to be tough, but this is the cutting edge of championship football so it's what you would expect."

Donnelly, who guided Tyrone to the All-Ireland final in 2013, can look to David Mulgrew, Colin Campbell, Cormac O'Hagan, Fintan McClure and Colm Kilpatrick to provide the inspiration for what he hopes will prove an upset.

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