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Allianz Football League: Tyrone defeat 'somewhat embarrassing' - Dooher

Tyrone were on the end of a heavy defeat by Dublin at Croke Park
Tyrone were on the end of a heavy defeat by Dublin at Croke Park

Tyrone joint-manager Brian Dooher says Sunday's heavy 5-18 to 0-12 defeat by Dublin was "somewhat embarrassing".

The impressive Colm Basquel scored two goals while Cian Murphy, Niall Scully and Lorcan O'Dell also netted for the All-Ireland champions at Croke Park.

Despite the heavy defeat, the Red Hands retained their status in Division One in fifth place.

"It's just disappointing, I don't think you can say anything different," Dooher told BBC Sport NI.

"We were rightly punished today by a very good Dublin team. We probably contributed to our own downfall to some extent, but it was one of those days where it just wasn't good enough."

Dooher fielded a young Tyrone team and blooded several new players throughout the campaign.

He said everyone on the panel, from players to staff, would learn from a campaign in which Tyrone won three of their seven Division One matches.

"Each one of us, management and players, will all take something from that and have a look at ourselves," Dooher added.

"What we're doing well, what we're not doing well and what we need to address to go forward.

"I think the manner of the last day is the biggest concern. We were well and truly defeated and beaten well across the field.

"I have to get back to the drawing board, take the learnings from it and move on as a unit."

Tyrone return to action in the quarter-finals of the Ulster Championship, where they will face either Cavan or Monaghan.