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Masters Into Third All Ireland Final In A Row
Tyrone experienced little difficulty in qualifying for their third All Ireland Masters Final in a row when they proved far too strong for Dublin at Breffni Park on Saturday afternoon. Having played in two close finals it was expected to be more of the same here but a determined Tyrone side got on top from the first whistle and remained there throughout.
The Red Hands laid the foundations for their victory in the first half as they held their opponents scoreless while hitting 1-6 themselves. The goal arrived in the 25th minute after Stephen O’Neill and Martin Grimes combined for Niall Gormley to blast to the roof of the net. Gormley (2), Michael Anderson, Marty McGrath, Grimes and Damien Kelly had their first half points.
Eoghan Bradley opened the second half scoring before Dublin finally opened their account in the 41st minute via Brendan McManamon. It was Tyrone though who continued to dictate matters with Grimes and McGrath tagging on points before Karol McQuade got on the end of a half blocked shot to palm to the net to put the icing on the cake. Tyrone will face Kerry in the Final in three weeks time after the Munster men overcame Galway 0-12 to 0-7.