The game ends in a four point victory for Tyrone with 1-18 a fair return on any night. This is Tyrone’s third game in seven days and although they have not been doing a lot of training these three games, in particular tonight’s very competitive fixture, will stand to them when the league starts. It looks like it will be Cavan they face in the semi final. Final score Tyrone 1-18, UUJ 2-11.
A fine piece of tackling by Mc Niece dispossesses Pickering and Brian Mc Guigan splits the post for Tyrone’s 18th point of the night.We are well into the three extra minutes.
Caolan O’Boyle scores a free for UUJ and narrows the gap to three points.
Diarmuid Mc Nulty shows great pace but his finish is just wide as the students go for goal.
28 minutes and Emmett Mc Guckin scores another for the students while Ricey and big Cassidy are replaced by Ronan Mc Nabb and Mark Donnelly. The Carrickmore man’s first touch is another point for Tyrone. Tyrone 1-17 UUJ 2-10, five minutes remain
UUJ refuse to give up and midfielder Murney drives through on 26 minutes for a fine right footed score.
25 minutes and a magnificent point by Ciaran Gervin and all starting six forwards have now got their names on the scoreboard. Tyrone 1-16, UUJ 2-8.
Stephen O’Neill held off the ball and Sean Cavanagh scores his sixth point all from frees. Tyrone 1-15, UUJ 2-8.
20 minutes gone and PJ Quinn replaces Cathal Mc Carron and Enda Mc Ginley is in for Hub.
16 minutes and Brian Mc Guigan goals with a piece of magic following a good pass from Sean Cavanagh. Tyrone 1-13 UUJ 2-8. Almost immediately Marty Penrose adds another point to extend the red hand margin.
15 minutes of the second half played and Tyrone trail by one.
UUJ centre back Donal Morgan edges his side ahead with a fabulous strike from wide on the right. Worryingly for Tyrone Cathal Mc Carron has picked up a knee injury.
Sean Cavanagh bursts through and just as he is about to shoot is hauled to the ground. The big Moy man picks himself up and levels the game 0-13 Tyrone, 2-7 UUJ, 11 minutes of the second half gone.
Stephen O’Neill registers a super point with his left foot to narrow the gap to one point.
UUJ respond with a fabulous score from Diarmuid Mc Nulty to edge the students ahead by 2 again. 7 minutes played and the students are well up for this one.
Great play by the Tyrone forwards turns the ball over and wins a 13 metre free which Sean Cavanagh sends over. UUJ 2-6, Tyrone 0-11.
Indecision by Johnny Curran in the Tyrone goal results in UUJ goal from Caolan O’Boyle. UUJ 2-6, Tyrone 0-10, 3 minutes gone
Gortin man Diarmuid Mc Nulty starts the second half for UUJ at full forward.
A good lively first half from the Tyrone forwards with five of them on target. Ciaran Gervin did not register but his contribution to the opening thirty five minutes has been excellent. Cathal Mc Carron, Dermot Carlin and Martin Penrose have also stood out for the red hands.
Aidan Cassidy edges Tyrone ahead with a fine score under pressure and the referee blows for half time. Tyrone lead 0-10 to 1-6
Conor Mc Manus brings the sides level with a free on 35 minutes.
Great 11 man move from Tyrone results in Stephen O’Neill’s first score of the night and the crowd show their appreciation of the quality involved. Tyrone 0-9, UUJ 1-5.
Stephen O’Neill fouled twenty metres out but Martin Penrose takes the free and Tyrone record their third wide of the half.
Mattie Donnelly brings the sides level with a fine individual score on 30 minutes.
Good move by Tyrone initiated by superb defensive play by Cathal Mc Carron ends in Brian Mc Guigan being off target with Tyrone’s second wide of the night but within seconds Dermot Carlin moves forward to open his account for the night on 29 minutes. Tyrone lead 0-8 to 1-4.
Stephen O’Neill gets his first shot of the new season away but unfortunately for the Clan na Gael man it is off target.
Monaghan player Conor Mc Manus brings the sides level again on 26 minutes as he cuts inside and finishes from wide on the left. Great score.
Martin Penrose bursts through and seemed to be fouled in the small square but referee Reynolds waves play on. Tyrone win a free and Cavanagh scores his third free of the game to put Tyrone ahead 0-7 to 1-3. 24 minutes gone.
Sean Cavanagh is fouled forty metres from the UUJ goal and the first yellow card of the evening goes to Colm Murney. Cavanagh equalises with the free.
A great move from the students finishes with Colm Murney edging UUJ ahead again on19 minutes. UUJ 1-3, Tyrone 0-5
Paddy Mc Niece draws the sides level with a lovely right footed strike on 17 minutes. It is a fairly open and entertaining game so far.
16 minutes in and Sean Cavanagh gets his first score of the night from a free. UUJ 1-2, Tyrone 0-4
Almost immediately UUJ score a goal through Mattie Donnelly as a high ball into the squares causes confusion in the Tyrone defence. UUJ 1-2, Tyrone 0-3
Almost 12 minutes gone and Ryan Pickering makes a great run forward to narrow the gap to a point.
Mattie Donnelly strikes a fine 40metre free for UUJ but it sails wide. Straight from the kick out Tyrone attack and once again Ciaran Girvan is involved and Brian Mc Guigan scores from play. 0-3 to 0-1 for Tyrone
7 minutes and UUJ open their account with an Emmett Mc Guckin point. The students are warming to their task.
Four minutes in and Tyrone turn defence into attack with Ciaran Girvan carrying the ball out of defence and Marty Penrose scoring from play. Tyrone 0-2 UUJ 0-0
Almost 2 minutes gone and Martin Penrose opens the score with a free for Tyrone after a foul on Brian Mc Guigan.
Referee is Con Reynolds from Down and there are six Tyrone starters for UUJ: Ryan Pickering, Ciaran Mc Ginley, Jason Mc Anulla, Peter Hughes, Seamus Harkin and Mattie Donnelly.
Tyrone take on UUJ in their final Mc Kenna Cup group game. the line out shows six changes from Wednesday night’s game against Fermanagh.
The lineout is as follows: Johnny Curran, Martin Swift, Cathal Mc Carron, Damian Mc Caul, Stephen Mc Nally, Dermot Carlin, Ryan Mc Menamin, Kevin Hughes, Aidan Cassidy, Martin Penrose, Brian Mc Guigan, Sean Cavanagh, Patrick Mc Niece, Stephen O’Neill and Ciaran Gervin.