Donegal 1 - 12 Mayo 3 - 14
Donegal succumbed to Mayo at O' Donnell Park, Letterkenny in their first game in the National Hurling League, Div. 2B. Donegal trailed by just 2 points at Half Time: Mayo 1 - 7 Donegal 0 - 8pts. Donegal centre half back Joe Boyle retired injured just before half time.
Mayo were the stronger team after the break and 2 goals from Brian Hunt consolidated victory for the westerners. Lee Henderson top scored for Donegal with 10 pts, while Eddie Lynch scored the goal.
Afterwards, Donegal manager Ray Durack gave his reaction....