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Former Tyrone ace Paul Devlin had reason to immerse himself in a double celebration over the course of the weekend - and there could be more to come. (stock photo)

Former Tyrone ace Paul Devlin had reason to immerse himself in a double celebration over the course of the weekend - and there could be more to come. (stock photo)

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Former Tyrone ace Paul Devlin had reason to immerse himself in a double celebration over the course of the weekend - and there could be more to come. (stock photo)

Former Tyrone ace Paul Devlin had reason to immerse himself in a double celebration over the course of the weekend - and there could be more to come.

While Moortown clubman Paul was masterminding a second successive Ulster U20 football Championship title for the Red Hand county at St Tiernach's Park, Clones, his wife Fiona was orchestrating an All-Ireland Schools' camogie final triumph for St Colm's, Draperstown against St Cuan's, Castleblakeney (Galway) just a little further up the road at Kingspan Breffni.

Understandably, the normally modest and unassuming Devlin was ecstatic as he hailed a significant family sporting achievement.

"We have plenty to celebrate for now, of course, and I'm delighted about that," said Devlin pointedly.

"But now Tyrone have to focus on their All-Ireland U20 Championship semi-final against Dublin."

In achieving back-to-back provincial crowns, his team unleashed frenetic commitment and a ration of sublime finishing.

Although ahead by 0-4 to 0-3 at the break through points from Kevin Barker, Joe Oguz, Tiaran Quinn and Ethan Jordan, it was in the opening segment of the second-half that the side in general and man of the match Jordan in particular turned the screw with frightening intensity.

In a spectacular scoring burst encapsulating a golden 10-minute spell, Jordan whipped over four more points, and when these were complemented by an opportunist Darragh Canavan goal, Tyrone had assured themselves of custody of the title for another year.

Tyrone: L Quinn; C Quinn, C Munroe, M McCusker; N Kilpatrick, A Fox, J McCann; K Barker 0-1, J Oguz 0-2, T Donaghy, D Canavan 1-0, M Gallagher; E Jordan 0-5, M Murnaghan, T Quinn 0-2 (1f). Subs: R Jones for Donaghy (h/t), S Garrity for Gallagher (51), L Gray 0-1 for Oguz (56), C Slevin for Jordan (61), E Devlin for Kilpatrick (61).

Donegal: R McGeehin; O Walsh, C O'Donnell, P O'Hare 0-1; C Finn, L Gavigan 0-2, M Duffy; R O'Donnell, R O'Rourke; P McEniff, A Doherty 0-3 (1f)) K McGroddy,R Frain, P McGettigan 0-2 (1f), E Harkin. Subs: C McHugh for O'Hare (37), J McGroddy 0-1 for Harkin (41), E Carr for Frain (45), L Molloy for O'Rourke (53), R Brogan for Walsh (57).

Referee: Darren O'Hare (Down).

Belfast Telegraph