Wednesday 22 February 2017

Tyrone fire warning to Ulster and All-Ireland rivals with five-goal hammering of Cavan

Tyrone 5-18 Cavan 2-17

Published 03/07/2016 | 18:34

Connor McAliskey of Tyrone celebrates after scoring his side's third goal of the game during the Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi-Final Replay between Tyrone and Cavan at St Tiemach's Park in Clones, Co Monaghan. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Connor McAliskey of Tyrone celebrates after scoring his side's third goal of the game during the Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi-Final Replay between Tyrone and Cavan at St Tiemach's Park in Clones, Co Monaghan. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Tyrone sent out a real warning to Donegal ahead of their provincial final meeting as they hit the net fives times in a facile 5-18 to 2-17 victory over Cavan in their Ulster semi-final replay in Clones.

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Cavan made the brighter start but Tyrone took control in the latter stages of the first half with Peter Harte adding two goals before the break to give Mickey Harte's men a seven-point half time advantage.

Terry Hyland remonstrated with referee David Coldrick just before the break after he decided not to award the Breffni men a penalty despite the fact that Tomás Corr has been hauled down in the box.

A Cavan comeback never materialised with Connor McAliskey and subs Rory Brennan and Mark Bradley adding further goals.

Cian Mackey and Jack Brady did find the net for Cavan but they were mere consolation scores for the underdogs.

Cavan must pick themselves up for a meeting with Carlow in the qualifiers next Saturday at Breffni Park, For Tyrone, a mouthwatering meeting with Rory Gallagher's Donegal in the Ulster final.

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