Declan Bonner has hailed the performances of Michael Murphy and Odhran Mac Niallais in Donegal's convincing victory over Roscommon.

The pair posted a combined total of nine points from play as Donegal finally got off the mark in the Super 8s after losing out to Dublin last weekend.

The opening stages of the Roscommon clash were closely fought but after hitting seven unanswered points in the first half, Donegal took control of the game and were 0-10 0-5 in front at the break.

"We had a purple patch and put some brilliant scores on the board," Bonner told RTÉ Sport.

"Michael Murphy, Odhran Mac Niallais and these guys are really quality footballers. We're quite happy leaving Hyde Park."

Bonner remarked on Donegal's 2-15 to 0-16 defeat to Dublin and said he was pleased to see his charges produce a response against Roscommon to reignite their chances of advancing to the All-Ireland semi-finals.

"It was a good performance, the lads really dug deep. We came back to training on Monday and looked back on the Dublin match. We made a lot of mistakes and felt we probably didn't do ourselves justice but it was great to come down here and get a victory.

"It's always difficult coming down to Hyde Park, I felt the lads controlled the game and it was a good performance. 

"Being the type of man I am, I probably felt we could have had a few more scores on the board. I thought we got a wee bit sloppy at times in the second half but overall, the performance was very, very good. The lads put in a big shift, the 15 that started and the six guys that came off the bench and worked hard."

He concluded: "When we went into Croke Park, we just felt we maybe showed Dublin a little bit too much respect at times. They are a quality side, they won the last three All-Irelands and we knew it was going to be difficult.

"But I think the lads played there [today] with belief and expressed themselves. They kicked 20 points and it's a nice score to get."