Sunday 22nd August
ESB All Ireland Minor Football Semi Final
Tyrone 3-10 Mayo 0-16
Tyrone minor footballers are back in another All Ireland Final following a three point win over Mayo. The westerners had led 0-3 to 0-0 in the early stages but Ronan O’Neill fired home a goal to help steady the nerves. By half time Mayo had once again extended their advantage and led by 0-10 to 1-3.
Tyrone really needed a goal in the second half and they got it through Richard Donnelly in the 43rd minute. It was followed five minutes later by a Dara Donnelly strike. This seemed to stun Mayo and the Tyrone lads hung on after points from McCullagh, Tierney and O’Neill.
Tyrone: M McReynolds, S McGarrity, C Clarke, HP McGeary, N Sludden, M Donaghy, E Deeney, C Grugan, H Og Conlon, R Donnelly (1-2), T Canavan, R Devlin, S Tierney (0-1), J McCullagh (0-2, 1f), R O’Neill (1-4, 0-2f).
Subs: P McNulty for Donaghy, D Donnelly (1-1) for Canavan, L Gervin for Conlon, Conlon for Grugan, C McCullagh for McGeary
Mayo: P Mannion, B Harrison, N Freeman, C Twomey, R Quirke (0-1), C Walsh, C Horan, D Kirby, M Forde (0-1), C Costello (0-1), F Durkan, S Kelly, J McDonnell (0-3), D Coen (0-3), C O’Connor (0-6, 4f).
Sub: D Durkan for McDonnell, J Shaughnessy (0-1) for Costello
Referee: R Hickey (Clare).