Wednesday 18 October 2017

Evolution of a rivalry

Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Dublin v Tyrone

2004 NFL

Parnell Pk: Dublin 0-9 Tyrone 0-8

Tommy Lyons wanted a "line drawn in the sand" after a turbulent 2003 and Dublin responded with a hard-fought one-point win over the All-Ireland champions.

2005 NFL

Healy Park: Tyrone 1-10 Dublin 0-8

Real tension in the air and on the ground between local stewards and Dublin squad members. Tyrone prevail.

2005 All-Ireland quarter-final

Croke Park: Tyrone 1-14 Dublin 1-14

A game that will be remembered for Owen Mulligan's wonder goal as he dummied past three Dublin defenders. Tyrone came from behind as Mickey Harte shuffled the deck at half-time. They never looked back after that.

2005 All-Ireland quarter-final replay

Croke Park: Tyrone 2-18 Dublin 1-14

Lights out for Dublin with Mulligan inspired, helping himself to 1-7 in the replay.

2006 NFL

Healy Pk: Dublin 1-9 Tyrone 1-6

The 'Battle of Omagh' as it is better known. Four players red carded, another five retrospectively suspended, three mass brawls and a referee close to tears.

2007 NFL

Croke Pk: Tyrone 0-11 Dublin 0-10

More woe for Dublin. Ryan McMenamin clashed on the sideline with manager Paul Caffrey as Tyrone strike late in the first Croke Park game under flood-lights.

2008 All-Ireland quarter-final

Croke Park: Tyrone 3-14 Dublin 1-8

A washout in more ways than one. The rain fell hard beforehand as Dublin collapsed under the weight of two first-half goals. Caffrey resigned immediately afterwards.

2009 NFL

Croke Pk: Tyrone 1-18 Dublin 1-16

A classic encounter to kick off the GAA's '125 years' celebrations. Sean Cavanagh strikes late to deny Dublin again.

2010 NFL

Healy Park: Dublin 2-14 Tyrone 1-11

Forward Bernard Brogan was inspired in Omagh as Dublin condemned Tyrone to Division 2 league football next season.

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