Dublin have targeted an improvement in the second Super 8s match after a somewhat laboured display by their own high standards in defeating Donegal at Croke Park.

The Dubs saw out a 2-15 to 0-16 success but they were holding possession rather than attacking for parts of the second half as Donegal struggled to get the scored the needed.

Niall Scully, scorer of the two Dublin goals, said a similar showing would not suffice next week.

He told RTÉ Sport: "It was all about the team performance and we know going forward to Tyrone that the performance probably wouldn’t be good enough.

"Over the last two or three weeks we have been fully focusing on Donegal, putting all the effort in, because we take it one game at a time. We’re straight into Tyrone now. We’re looking forward to that."

Dean Rock added that they need to be better in front goal – the forward registered one point from play from 0-07.

He said: "It was a very tough game. It went down to the last few minutes. We expected nothing less from Donegal; a great game of football. It was something we all really enjoyed and we move on to next week.

"We probably had a lot of chances during that time as well. We just weren't clinical enough. That is something we're have going to have to really work on for the next six or seven days for when we play Tyrone. We need to get that clinical execution up front.

"All players want to play as much football as possible. You want to play great competitive football like that today. Bring it on."