Donegal's Ryan McHugh said his team knew at the start of the year that they needed to develop their attacking game if they wanted to win silverware. 

Today brought deliverance as they claimed the Ulster title having racked up a total of 100 points in the four games en route. 

Speaking to RTÉ Sport after their 12-point win over Fermanagh in the Ulster Final in Clones, McHugh said the team were especially eager to get back their Ulster crown having lost provincial deciders in 2015 and 2016.  

"When we came together at the start of the year, this is what we wanted to do. Get back on top in Ulster. We knew it wasn't going to be easy coming from the preliminary round," he said.  

"We've really opened up this year and really gone at it. We've been putting up big scores but, you know, we haven't neglected the defensive side of it either. There's both sides to football, there's attacking and defending. We're nowhere near the finished article but we're getting there everyday. 

"We said at the start of the year that we have to put more scores on the board if we're going to win trophies. And we done that today."

McHugh blasted home the victors' second goal midway through the first half, a score which opened up a comfortable gap between the sides. 

"Goals win games I suppose. Thankfully, we got them. When we got in, we took our chances. You have to do that in championship football and especially in an Ulster final. 

"Down through the years, we probably didn't take them in the ones we lost. But we got them today and we got over the line. 

"We'll enjoy tonight and hopefully it goes into the wee hours."