Tyrone senior hurlers travelled to Sligo on Sunday knowing that a win would be a huge step in their campaign to stay in Division 2 B.
With the home side making use of the elements and moving into an early 0-5 to no score lead many Tyrone supporters would have been wondering about how the game was going to turn out.
However Tyrone eventually settled and rose to the challenge with a Lorcan Devlin goal and points from Mickey Little and Sean Duffin. This meant the teams went off at the break with Sligo leading 0-7 to 1-2.
Tyrone began the second half in fine form with four converted frees from Dermy Begley and a customary Chris Kearns score to move 1-7 to 0-7 in front.
Sligo steadied the ship with a point but Tyrone’s response was as important as it was impressive with Bryan Mc Gurk hitting the net. The home side reduced the deficit with a point but Tyrone took control of the game with six unanswered points. Three Begley frees, a brace of scores from Conor Grogan aded to a fine strike from Anthony Crossan put Tyrone in pole position.
Sligo struck for their eleventh point of the contest before Dermy Begley converted another free and Conor Grogan rounded off the scoring and secured the win on a final score of Tyrone 2-15, Sligo 0-11.