Thursday 23 November 2017

Saga goes on after Devlin leveller

Tyrone 0-14
Down 1-11
(After extra-time)

Tyrone and Down will meet for a third time on Saturday after their quarter-final replay finished level after extra-time at Healy Park.

Kyle Coney equalised for Tyrone in stoppage-time to send the game into extra-time -- and then Down's Paul Devlin converted a late free to earn his side a rematch.

Down finished the first half strongly to go in at the break with a 1-5 to 0-5 lead, and went four points clear on the restart, but Tyrone battled back and Coney's 40-metre free tied it up at 0-11 to 1-8 at the end of normal time.

Tyrone's John McCullagh was sent off in extra-time for a second booking, before sub Devlin booked a third clash between the sides.

Scorers -- Tyrone: K Coney 0-5 (1f), M Donnelly 0-3, P McNeice (2f), N McKenna 0-2 each, R Donnelly, P Harte 0-1 each. Down: C Harrison 1-1, D Savage (3f), B O'Reilly 0-3 each, P McPolin, C Clarke, P Devlin (f), R O'Hare 0-1 each.

Tyrone -- N Morgan; N Sludden, R McNamee, F McQuaid; P Harte, R Pickering, T McCann; N McKenna, R Keenan; P McNeice, R Donnelly, D McNulty, R O'Neill, K Coney, M Donnelly. Subs: C Girvan for Keenan, B McGarvey for McNeice, S McKenna for McCann, R McNabb for Keenan, J McCullagh for Girvan.

Down -- J Deeney; M Higgins, P Boyle, A Brannigan; K Quinn, P Bonny, D McKibben; A McArdle, C Poland; B O'Reilly, P McPolin, C Clarke; D Savage, C Harrison, R Brady. Subs: C Toner for Bonny, R McGarry for Harrison, P Devlin for Clarke, Harrison for Deeney, C O'Hare for Savage, G McAnulty for Boyle, N McParland for Toner.

Ref -- G Walsh (Antrim).

Irish Independent

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