Declan Bonner on the McKenna Cup learning experience.

Donegal’s participation in the Dr McKenna Cup came to an end on Wednesday night suffering a heavy 17 point defeat to Tyrone in their final group game.

Declan Bonner’s under-21 side represented the county in the competition suffering three defeats in their three games, also losing to Ulster University and Cavan.

The Donegal manager feels the defeat will not have a negative impact on his side ahead of the championship tie against their neighbours in March.

The under 21’s are back in action on Saturday against Mayo in the North West Cup in Ballina.

Speaking with Tom Comack after the game at Healy Park, Declan says it’s been a huge learning experience and there’s lots of positives to take from the competition…