Tyrone fail to qualify for semi-final

Published Sunday, 06 April 2014
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Tyrone have failed to qualify for the Allianz National Football League semi-finals after a narrow one point defeat to Dublin, losing 3-10 to 1-15 at Healy Park.

Tyrone fail to qualify for semi-final
Dublin's Eoghan O'Gara and Tyrone's Sean Cavanagh in action. (© Pacemaker)

Tyrone required a draw to qualify for the last four of the competition but fell behind to two early Dub goals, with James McCarthy and Jason Whelan both finding the back of the net inside the opening two minutes.

Things got worse for Mickey Harte's men when Michael Darragh MacAuley hit Dublin's third goal to take a six point advantage into the half time interval.

Peter Harte struck a penalty for Tyrone in the second half as the Red Hands edged their way back into the game.

And with minutes on the clock, Tyrone equalised when Mattie Donnelly struck a superb point under pressure.

But Diarmuid Connolly won it for Dublin with nearly the last kick of the game with a beautiful swerving point from distance.

The result was hard on a Tyrone side who fought back superbly in the second half, but it is Dublin who progress to the last four and will now face Cork.

Derry who lost 2-12 to 1-7 against Mayo still finished in the top four and have been paired with Mayo in the other semi-final.

Elsewhere, Monaghan secured promotion from Allianz Football League Division Two with a last gasp 0-13 to 0-12 win over Galway at St Tiernach's in Clones.

Donegal also secured promotion to Football League Division One with a 1-08 to 2-10 win over Armagh at the Athletic Grounds. The result means Armagh are relegated to the third tier of the National Football League.

Meanwhile, Laois secured their Division Two status with a 1-16 to 2-10 win over Down at O'Moore Park.

In Football League Division Three, Fermanagh's Barry Owens scored in the dying seconds to secure a share of the spoils in a 3-10 to 2-13 draw at Brewster Park.

Cavan topped Division Three with a 0-18 to 0-14 win over Limerick.

Antrim finished sixth place in Football League Division Four after a four point defeat to Clare at Creggan, losing 0-6 to 0-10.

© UTV News
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bucko kelly in ballinderry co derry wrote (142 days ago):
well done derry hope you win the league !!!
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