Tyrone impress and maintain winning run but just miss out on NFL Final...
NFL Div 1, Rd 7: Tyrone 3-15 Galway 1-14
Tyrone GAA concluded their 2019 NFL challenge with a fourth consecutive victory in the series on Sunday.
The occasion began with an impeccable minutes silence in respect of three Tyrone teenagers - Connor Currie, Morgan Barnard and Lauren Bullock (RIP) - who tragically lost their lives on St Patrick's night, highlighting what has been a very tough week for everyone in the county.
When the action did get underway it took a second half onslaught, which saw Tyrone hit 3-8, that saw the Red Hands come from 7 down at the break to win by 7. However a 3 point win for Mayo against Monaghan means Tyrone just miss out on a league final spot.
A goal by Galway's Danny Cummins saw the visitors ascertain a firm lead on 17 minutes and they were actually ahead by double scores at the break, 1-11 to 0-7.
The tide turned on 43 minutes when Cathal McShane made a superb catch in the Galway square and was pulled down. Peter Harte brought his tally to 1-3 with a cooly converted penalty. Within 5 minutes Tyrone had the ball in the Galway net again, Mattie Donnelly capitalising on a stray pass to slot the ball home. A brilliant flick-down from McShane aided a third goal, this time from Conall McCann and Mattie Donnelly concluded the action with a point, and top scoring in the tie with 1-4 from play.
Next up for Tyrone will be the Ulster Senior Football Championship quarter final against neighbours, Derry, in May. #Tyrone #TyroneLife
Tyrone GAA Scorers: Mattie Donnelly (1-4), Peter Harte (1-3), Cathal McShane (0-4), Conall McCann (1-0), Kieran McGeary (0-1), Michael Cassidy (0-2), Darren McCurry (0-1) - 5 hours ago