Tyrone through to All-Ireland Football Final with extra-time goal

Tyrone Through To All-Ireland Football Final With Extra-Time Goal Tyrone Through To All-Ireland Football Final With Extra-Time Goal
Mayo awaits the winner in the decider in a fortnight. Photo: Inpho.
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Tyrone 3-14 - 0-22 Kerry

Tyrone beat Kerry with an extra-time goal in their All-Ireland Senior Football Championship semi-final.

The sides were tied at 17 points when entering two periods of extra 10-minute play, with Kerry at 0-17 and Tyrone at 2-11.

Mayo awaits the winner in the decider in a fortnight.

David Clifford opened the scoring for Kerry after 30 seconds of play, and followed up two minutes later with a second score.

The Red Hand keeper Niall Morgan then pointed from a 45 to get their first score, settling them into the game.

Peter Harte put Tyrone one ahead with eight minutes gone, and Sean O’Shea responded almost immediately to bring the sides back level.

High intensity


It was a high intensity start from both sides, with turnovers from Tyrone causing serious pressure on the Kerry forward line.

A goal chance for Kerry from Stephen O’Brien was disallowed for a square ball, and with 24 minutes gone on the clock Tyrone once again broke down the Kerry play. Running at the Kerry defence, Peter Harte picked out Niall Sludden, and passed it to Conor McKenna who buried it in the back of the net.

David Clifford had a massive first half for the Kingdom, kicking five points, and Niall Morgan provided a huge score just inside the halfway line before the break to put Tyrone one ahead.

At half-time, Tyrone's 1-7 scoreline led Kerry's 0-9 by a single point.

Second half

Tyrone’s Darren McCurry opened the scoring of the second half from a free to get his first of the afternoon, but it was a big blow for Tyrone when Niall Sludden was black carded at the 39th minute.

There were 44 minutes gone on the clock when Sean O’Shea pointed from a free to give the Kingdom a narrow lead, which was followed up by a Paudie Clifford point to put Kerry two ahead.

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Darren McCurry saw a black card for a high shoulder on the 59th minute.

It was 68 minutes gone with substitute Darren Canavan ran at the Kerry defence, went for a goal and was denied by Shane Ryan. However, it rebounded back out and Cathal McShane calmed it into the back of the net for Tyrone.

It finished up level between Tyrone and Kerry in normal time, with Kerry at 0-17 and Tyrone at 2-11.

However, extra time saw Tyrone pull ahead with two points from Cathal McShane, followed by a pivotal goal from Conor McKenna.

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