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Fine Win For Tyrone Over Mayo

Sunday 09.02.2014
Team Talk Mag
Club


Tyrone and Mayo served up a highly entertaining Division One Round Two game this afternoon at Healy Park. Played in quite benign conditions on a superb surface the two sides produced a fast, open and compelling game that was thoroughly enjoyed by the seven thousand plus attendance that turned up to spectate.

Mayo stated their intentions from early on with some superb moves that swept the length of the Omagh pitch. Unfortunately for the men from the West their finishing failed to match their excellent approach play. Having survived a few early defensive scares Tyrone settled to the task to hit five points in a row to move into a six points to two lead after nineteen minutes. Mattie Donnelly and Darren Mc Curry were proving a real handful for the Mayo defence and the latter found the net shortly after following some superb work from Errigal pair Ciaran Mc Ginley and Peter Harte.

Mayo responded with three points in the space of two minutes to cancel out that Tyrone goal but Donnelly (2) and Mc Curry(1) raised further white flags to send the home team in leading 1-9 to 0-6 at the break.

The visitors made several changes at the break and improved considerably in the second half. With free taker Adam Gallagher in fine form they reduced the deficit to two points thirteen minutes into the second period. Tyrone were finding the driving runs and dirty ball winning ability of their opponents hard to contend with. Manager Mickey Harte introduced Sean Cavanagh and Mark Donnelly and their presence very much swung the game back in the home side’s favour. Ciaran Mc Ginley, Niall Morgan and Ronan O’Neill all found the target to open the gap to four as the game entered the final eight minutes. Then the score that decided the outcome of the game arrived following some superb play from Sean Cavanagh, Ronan O’Neill, Ciaran Mc Ginley and scorer Mc Curry. The finish was a placed pass right into the top left hand side that gave goalkeeper Robert Hennelly no chance.

That score knocked the spirit from Mayo and although they added two late points they were a well beaten side when referee Padraig Hughes blew for full time. Final score: Tyrone 2:15, Mayo 0-16. A high scoring, top notch game that was the perfect advertisement for the quality of the National League.

Tyrone: N Morgan 0-1 [1f]; A McCrory, C Clarke, B Tierney; C McGinley 0-2, P Harte 0-1, T McCann; C Cavanagh, C Grugan; E McKenna, S McGuigan, P Hughes; D McCurry 2-4 [1f], M Donnelly 0-5, R O’Neill 0-1 [1f]. Subs: S Cavanagh for McKenna, Mark Donnelly for McGuigan, C McAliskey 0-1 for Hughes, D Carlin for Tierney, P McNeice for McCurry

Mayo: R Hennelly; K Keane, G Cafferkey, C Boyle; L Keegan 0-1, S McHale, D Drake; A O’Shea, J Gibbons; C Carolan 0-1, K Higgins 0-1, A Gallagher 0-9 [6f]; K McLoughlin 0-2, A Moran 0-1, D O’Connor. Subs: B Gallagher 0-1 for O’Connor, S Coen for Keane, B Harrison for Boyle, A Freeman for Keegan, M Conroy for Carolan J Doherty for Cafferkey

Referee: P Hughes, Armagh

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