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Tyrone 3 Kerry 2

Published 22/08/2015 | 02:30

Unfinished business: 2003 - Tyrone 0-13 Kerry 0-6. Dara O'Cinneide, Kerry, in action against Tyrone players, left to right, Gavin Devlin, Philip Jordan and Ryan McMenamin
Unfinished business: 2003 - Tyrone 0-13 Kerry 0-6. Dara O'Cinneide, Kerry, in action against Tyrone players, left to right, Gavin Devlin, Philip Jordan and Ryan McMenamin
2005 - Tyrone 1-16 Kerry 2-10. Liam Hassett, Kerry, in action against Ryan Mellon, left, and Philip Jordan, Tyrone.
2008 - Tyrone 1-15 Kerry 0-14. Tommy Walsh, Kerry, in action against Conor Gormley and Joe McMahon, Tyrone

It's 29 years since Kerry last beat Tyrone in the championship in Croke Park in what was the first meeting between the counties.

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Tyrone won the next three clashes before Kerry ended their losing run with a qualifier success in Killarney in 2012.

1986 All-Ireland final Kerry 2-15 Tyrone 1-10

Tyrone led by seven points early in the second half before Kerry, who were seeking their eighth All-Ireland win in 12 seasons, rallied spectacularly to win the rest of the game by 2-11 to 0-2.

2003 All-Ireland semi-final Tyrone 0-13 Kerry 0-6

Having scored only 0-5 against Meath in the 2001 semi-final, Kerry were restricted to 0-6 in what was the first real display of Tyrone's awesome power. It was Mickey Harte's first season as senior manager.

2005 All-Ireland final Tyrone 1-16 Kerry 2-10

Tyrone led by 1-8 to 1-5 at half-time, but Kerry were back to within a point of them after 64 minutes before points by Brian McGuigan and Philip Jordan ensured a Red Hand win.

2008 All-Ireland final Tyrone 1-15 Kerry 0-14

A third big win for Tyrone over Kerry in six seasons. Once again, they finished strongly on a day when Seán Cavanagh was their top scorer on 0-5.

2012 Round 3 Qualifier Kerry 1-16 Tyrone 1-6

Relief at last for Kerry as they demolished Tyrone in Fitzgerald Stadium. Nine of the Kerry team which played that day will start tomorrow, whereas Tyrone will have five.

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