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Good Wins For Tyrone In Senior Football And Hurling.

Saturday 24.05.2014
Team Talk Mag
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Saturday turned out to be a very good day for supporters of Tyrone GAA with wins for the county’s senior football and hurling teams. The Hurlers travelled to Aithleague to take on Roscommon in a game where they were rated by the bookies as fourteen to one to win. But win they did with a 2-19 to 0-18 victory over a highly fancied home team to make it through to the final of the Nicky Rackard Cup and an outing in Croke Park. The footballers produced a superb second half display in Newry to see off Down 3-11 to 0-12 and qualify for an Ulster Championship quarter final meeting with Monaghan in three weeks time.

Tyrone hurlers found the going tough against Roscommon early on and trailed by four points at the break 0-12 to 0-8. However a Sean Og Grogan goal early in the second half galvanised the Tyrone team and when Gerard Gilmore bagged his side’s second shortly after that Tyrone moved ahead for the first time in the game. Once again Damian Casey’s accuracy from the placed ball proved decisive as Mattie Lennon’s team recorded a superb semi final win. They can now look forward to a clash with Fingal in the final.

Tyrone footballers came in for much criticism after last Sunday’s draw with Down at Healy Park but showed on Saturday evening in front of a crowd of eighteen thousand at Pairc Esler that they are still a force to be reckoned with. Niall Morgan saved a first minute penalty from Down’s Aidan Carr and scored three points for the Red Hands as they produced a superb second half to see off James Mc Cartan’s side on a score line of 3-11 to 0-12.

Ciaran Mc Ginley had a night he won’t forget for a while scoring two fine goals and a nice point to finish as his side’s top scorer on 2-1. However while there were many fine individual showings this was very much a team display especially in the second half where veterans Conor Gormley and Stevie O’Neill more than justified their introduction after the break.

Tyrone conceded three goals last Sunday but they were much tighter and better organised this week with the changes manager Mickey Harte made paying off handsomely. Not only did they hold Down goal less but they bagged three majors  themselves and could possibly have had three more . However the win was what really mattered but the fact that it was so convincing meant the large travelling Tyrone support headed home from Newry in fine form.

 

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