The weak side of the draw being the one with Dublin in it in the Super 8s?
Or their qualifier draw in which they had to beat three traditional giants, Meath in Navan, Cavan and Cork?
The weak half of the semi-final draw being against a team who won their Super 8 group and comprehensively beat the other defeated semi-finalists?
Tyrone badly rattled Dublin in the first quarter of the final, doing exactly the same thing Mayo did in the first half last year. The game turned on a penalty. They were never in with a realistic shout of catching Dublin after half-time but they stuck at it diligently in the second half and were far from disgraced. 1-14 is the joint second highest losing score in an All-Ireland final, only surpassed by Mayo’s 1-16 last year.
16 wides to 6 tells its own story as to how and they where can and need to improve.
They have a real road map from which to continue building and if they can bring through another two or three new players next year, they should be able to do that.