Tuesday 6 December 2016

Casey's stunning blitz lifts Tyrone

Tyrone 3-23 Fermanagh 1-14

Published 23/05/2016 | 02:30

Tyrone's Damien Casey inspired the Red Hand with a stunning 1-17 haul. Photo: Oliver McVeigh / Sportsfile
Tyrone's Damien Casey inspired the Red Hand with a stunning 1-17 haul. Photo: Oliver McVeigh / Sportsfile

Damien Casey inspired the Red Hand with a stunning 1-17 haul as they held on to their status with a comfortable victory in the relegation play-off in Carrickmore.

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The Erne men couldn't stop the elegant attacker as he picked off score after score, before sealing their fate with a brilliant goal.

And Tyrone strode to a 15-point win despite having to play three-quarters of the game with just 14 men.

Matthew Mulgrew's 17th minute goal helped Tyrone to a 1-9 to 0-8 interval lead, but a Sean Corrigan goal narrowed the gap to a single point.

Casey fired home a second goal, and the Red Hands took control, finishing the tie off with a Sean Óg Grogan strike two minutes from the end.

Fermanagh finished with 14 men after Matthew Teague's late dismissal.

Scorers - Tyrone: D Casey (9f, 1 '65) 1-17; S Óg Grogan 1-4; M Mulgrew 1-0; T Morgan, E O'Sullivan 0-1 each. Fermanagh: S Corrigan (f) 1-6; J Duffy (2f) 0-4; D McGarry, C McShea, C Corrigan (f), R Bogue 0-1 each.

Tyrone - C McElhatton 7; C McNally 6, C McHugh 8, D Rafferty 6; T Morgan 6, A Kelly 7, R McKernan 6; C McNulty 6, C Cross 7; E Duffin 6, D Casey 9, C Grogan 6; M Mulgrew 6, S Óg Grogan 8, G Gilmore 6. Sub: E O'Sullivan 5 for Duffin.

Fermanagh - C McGarry 6; A Breslin 6, M Teague 7, O Russell 6; B Duffy 7, M Slevin 8, T Cleary 6; J Duffy 7, R Bogue 6; JP McGarry 8, D McGarry 7, C McShea 6; S Corrigan 8, R Porteus 6, C Corrigan 6. Subs: R Hyde 5 for Breslin, C McTeague 4 for Russell, J Gavin 4 for McShea.

Ref - C Cunning (Antrim).

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