Tyrone reach All-Ireland minor final

 

Tyrone 0-11 Mayo 0-8

Both sides failed to apply the attacking prowess needed to ignite the game but Tyrone nevertheless took control in a dominant ten minute period after the break to put the game out of Mayo’s reach.

Tyrone led 0-6 top 0-5 at the break and both sides traded points until they were level at seven points a piece. Tyrone captain Peter Donnelly slotted over a brace of points to stretch the Ulster champions into the lead.

The game momentarily took to life in the closing stages when Mayo’s Alan Durkan saw his fierce effort cannon off the crossbar.

From the kick out Tyrone set substitute Martin Pemrose’s free at the other end of the pitch but his effort trailed wide of David Clarke’s goal.

Tyrone added a further two points to Mayo’s single reply.

Tyrone’s unconvincing performance will leave manager Liam Donnelly with plenty to mull over in the run up to the September 23rd All-Ireland final against the winners of next Sunday’s semi-final meeting of Kerry and Dublin.