McManus magic lifts 14-man Mayo
Mayo 4-19 Tyrone 0-17
Published 25/04/2016 | 02:30
Fourteen-man Mayo came from behind to rout Tyrone at Carrickmore.
Joe McManus came off the bench to fire in a 1-5 second half tally, and Damien Casey's 12-point haul was not enough to carry the home side to a winning start.
Tyrone led 0-10 to 0-9 at the break and looked set to push on when Mayo's Gary Nolan received a straight red card.
However, the goals started to flow for the visitors when Sean Boland found the net to level. Kenny Feeney added a second, and McManus fired over a string of quality points before the duo added goals to seal victory.
Scorers - Mayo: K Feeney 2-3 (0-2fs), J McManus 1-5, S Boland 1-4, C Freeman 0-5, S Regan, C Scahill 0-1 each. Tyrone: D Casey 0-12 (9f), C Grogan 0-2, A Kelly, G Gilmore, S Og Grogan 0-1 each.
Mayo - D O'Brien 7, S Morley 6, E Collins 7, B Hunt 5, A Lyons 5, P O'Flynn 6, C Freeman 7, C Charlton 5, N Casey 5, G Nolan 5, K Higgins 6, S Regan 6, S Boland 7, K Feeney 7, S Mulroy 5. Subs: J McManus 8 for Mulroy, C Scahill 6 for Casey, P Connell 5 for Charlton, J Cotter 5 for Lyons, D McTigue 4 for Freeman.
Tyrone - C Mc Elhatton 5, C McNally 6, C Cross 6, D Rafferty 5, T Morgan 6, J Kelly 7, M O'Gorman 6, A Kelly 7, R McKenna 6, C Grogan 6, D Casey 8, S Og Grogan 5, M Mulgrew 5, E O'Sullivan 5 , G Gilmore 6. Subs: L Armstrong 4 for O'Sullivan, G Mulgrew 5 for M Mulgrew.
Ref - J Clarke (Cavan).