Well it all went pretty much to the script in the end. Donegal romping to a 16-point victory although the young Saffrons will look back on those missed goal chances from CJ McGourty and particularly the unlucky Matthew Fitzpatrick before half-time.
Here's the match report if want to pore over the specifics again.
And don't forget full deferred coverage of today's match which is starting this very minute on BBC TWO Northern Ireland.
We'll be back on text commentary duty next Sunday as Ulster holders Tyrone face their old enemy Derry at Celtic Park.
Hope you join us again then.