Tyrone turn it around against Mayo


Tyrone 3-10 Mayo 0-16:Two second-half goals helped Tyrone turn the tide against Mayo at Croke Park and reach the All-Ireland Minor Football final.

Mayo opened up a three-point lead early on thanks to one from play from Jack McDonnell and two Cillian O'Connor frees, but Ronan O'Neill levelled the game eight minutes in after he beat two defenders and expertly found the corner of the net.

It was then Tyrone’s turn to move into a three score lead thanks again to O’Neill and then a point from Richard Donnelly. It proved to be Tyrone’s, last of the half, however.

Parity was restored once again, the levelling point this time coming from Darren Coen, and Mayo closed the half four ahead of their opponents with McDonnell closing the scoring, having opened it half an hour previously.

Mayo added another three after the break to move into a commanding seven-point lead and there was little hint of what was to follow.

In the space of six minutes that lead was wiped out, thanks to two goals from Richard Donnelly and Dara Donnelly. Tyrone never looked back and moved into a three-point lead.

Mayo worked hard to get back into the game and forced a goal-line clearance but it wasn’t enough to dislodge Tyrone.