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Tyrone Through To All Ireland U-21 Final

Saturday 18.04.2015
Team Talk Mag


Tyrone 0-17 Roscommon 0-12

Tyrone will play Tipperary in the All-Ireland U21final after they overcame Roscommon at Markievicz Park in Sligo in a cracking yesterday evening.


The Red Hands were full value for their victory after a very committed performance. Tyrone played against the wind in the first half but they reached the break deservedly leading 0-10 to 0-7 after a high intensity display. With Frank Burns and Cathal McShane on top in midfield Tyrone were on the attack from the start with Lee Brennan opening the score after nineteen seconds.


McShane and Brennan tagged on points before defender Michael Cassidy landed an outstanding point from out on the right wing. It took Roscommon ten minutes to open their account via a long range Diarmuid Murtagh free but Tyrone responded almost immediately through centre half forward Mark Kavanagh.


Two well taken points from midfielder Cathal Compton inside a minute kept the Connaught champions in touch but moments later they had keeper Shane Mannion to thank for a superb save to deny Cassidy.


McShane and Murtagh exchanged points before Compton reduced the deficit to the minimum with an outstanding point from out on the right wing. McShane fired over his third point of the half and while Murtagh replied at the other end of the field it was Tyrone who finished the half the stronger.


Brennan sold his marker a fine dummy before cutting in from the right wing to split the posts again before Danny McNulty brought the first half scoring to a close from a placed ball, the Ulster champions only score from a free in the first half.


Brennan got another point ten seconds after the restart and while Murtagh replied for The Rossies the Tyrone corner forward was on target again. By the end of the third quarter Tyrone were four points in front after Danny McNulty found the range.  Jack Earley had a Roscommon point but the Ulster champions were always able to respond with McNulty on target again.


Murtagh was almost single handed trying to keep Roscommon in the game but Tyrone weren’t going to be denied with Frank Burns powering forward from midfield to score. The superb Brennan landed his sixth point with his only free of the night and it was left to full forward McNulty to complete a superb win.


Tyrone – S Fox, R Mullan, P Hampsey, M Cassidy (0-1), C McLaughlin, R Brennan, K McGeary, F Burns (0-1), C McShane (0-3), C Meyler, M Kavanagh (0-2), M Walsh, L Brennan (0-6), D McNulty (0-4), R McGlone. Subs – S McKenna for McGlone, M Bradley for Kavanagh, D Kavanagh for L Brennan, P McKenna for Walsh


Roscommon – S Mannion, N McInerney, S Mullooly, D Barron, E McGrath, C Kenny, R Daly (0-1), C Compton (0-3), T O’Rourke, S Killoran, U Harney, K Kilcline, D Murtagh (0-5), E Smith, P Kenny. Subs – N Kelly for Mannion, T Corcoran (0-1) for O’Rourke, N Gately for Kenny, K Finn for Compton, D Neary for Kenny, J Earley (0-2) for Kilcline


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