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McAliskey starts rout for Tyrone

This was not so much a championship game as a stroll in the park for Tyrone. They were totally on top from the throw-in at Brewster Park as Fermanagh had no answer to the power or pace of Tyrone's youngsters.

Tyrone dominated the first half and were 10 points up at the break. It started off in nightmare fashion for the home side, with Tyrone full-forward Conor McAliskey finishing off a good move for a goal inside 15 seconds.

Fermanagh responded with a point, but that was all they got in the first half with Tyrone reeling off eight points. Tyrone were yards ahead all over the pitch with the final point showing their dominance with five players lining up before Thomas Canavan's finish.

The second half saw Tyrone take the foot off the pedal slightly, but they had outscored Fermanagh five points to two until Ruairi Corrigan hit a late consolation goal. McAliskey hit two nice points in the second half with John McCullagh also adding a brace.

Scorers -- Tyrone: C McAliskey 1-3, D McCurry 0-3 (2f), J McCullagh 0-2, R O'Neill, T McCann, N Sludden, S Tierney, T Canavan, P Mallon 0-1 each. Fermanagh: R Corrigan 1-0, S Quigley, R Lyons, B Owens 0-1 each.

Tyrone -- M Reynolds; B Tierney, D McNally, H P McGeary; N Sludden, S Warnock, T McCann; H Og Conlon, C Clarke; S Tierney, T Canavan, B McGarvey; D McCurry, C McAliskey, R O'Neill. Subs: P Mallon for McGarvey (25), P McNulty for Clarke (39), L Girvan for s Tierney (44), J McCullagh for Canavan (52), C Grugan for Conlon (23).

Fermanagh -- B McAleer; P McCaffrey, C McAleer, V O'Brien; T Daly, A Breen, R McGullion; R O'Callaghan, K Duffy; K Connor, R Corrigan, R Lyons; J Feely, S Quigley, B Owens. Subs: M McAleer for Duffy (25), C McBrien for Lyons (33), J Jackman for Feely (46), P Mullan for McAleer (49). M Blake for McCaffrey.

REF -- G Corrigan.

Irish Independent