Tyrone launched their campaign with a thumping victory over Leitrim
Published 14/02/2011 | 05:00
AIDAN KELLY produced a superb display of scoring, which yielded nine points, as Tyrone launched their campaign with a thumping victory over Leitrim at Healy Park.
Conor Grogan blasted in a 26th-minute goal and Justin Kelly and Barry Winters added points to send the Red Hands in with a 1-6 to 0-3 interval lead.
They stepped up the tempo after the break, with Aidan Kelly chipping in with some quality points, and Shea McKiver's 48th-minute goal ended the game as a contest.
Scorers -- Tyrone: A Kelly 0-9 (6f, 1 '65'), J Kelly 0-5, S McIver 1-1, C Grogan 1-0, C McErlean 0-3 (1f), and B Winters 0-1. Leitrim: C Cunniffe 0-6 (4f, 1 '65), D McGovern, M Lane, D Ryan 0-1 each.
Tyrone -- J Devlin; R O'Neill, D Maguire, J Patton; SP Begley, R Winters, M Grogan; A Kelly, T Hughes; C McErlean, J Kelly, S McKiver; C Grogan, B Winters, M Winters. Subs: R O'Neill for M Winters, S Donnelly for O'Neill, C Gallagher for McErlean, M O'Gorman for Hughes, G Fox for C Grogan.
Leitrim -- P McKiernan; K McGrath, V McDermott, P McManus; S McTiernan, S Feeney, D Tiernan; D McGovern, C Cunniffe; L Greene, M Lane, M Dolan; D Ryan, P McWeeney, M Dolly. Subs: Sean McTiernan for Seamus McTiernan, B Feeney for Dolan, E Walsh for M Dolly, M O'Donoghue for McWeeney.
Ref -- F Smith (Meath).