Published Sunday, 22 September 2013
The Red Hand youngsters, who were attempting to claim the Tom Markham Cup for the first time since 2010, had the brighter start to the game with scores from Ronan Nugent and Ruairi McGlone helping them to a 0-5 to 0-3 lead in the closing stages of the first half.
Mayo's much-vaunted full-forward line sprang into action soon after though, and Tommy Conroy fended off the attentions of two Tyrone defenders to fire into the top corner for the game's opening goal and help his side to a 1-4 to 0-5 halftime lead.
The heather county began the second period with four unanswered points before Darragh Doherty netted a second goal to leave Tyrone staring at an eight point deficit with just fifteen minutes remaining.
To their credit the Red Hands continued their attempts to battle back into the game, but Connor McKenna's late fisted goal proved too little, too late as Mayo clung on to claim their first All-Ireland minor title since 1985 with a score of 2-13 to 1.13.
However, there was to be no fairytale double for Mayo, as their senior side came up short against Dublin in the senior decider.
Two goals from Dublin's talisman forward Bernard Brogan helped them to a 2-12 to 1-14 victory which saw them secure the Sam Maguire Cup for the second time in three years.
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