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Tyrone's class forwards the reason Sam Maguire is not heading west

Colm O'Rourke


Tyrone have grown into a proper team of talented footballers with a bright future

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Tyrone players celebrate with the Sam Maguire led after their victory over Mayo in Croke Park. Photo: Seb Daly

Tyrone players celebrate with the Sam Maguire led after their victory over Mayo in Croke Park. Photo: Seb Daly

Tyrone players celebrate with the Sam Maguire led after their victory over Mayo in Croke Park. Photo: Seb Daly

Tyrone were not bothered about sentiment in Croke Park on Saturday evening. They acted with the calm efficiency of a German car as they throttled Mayo in much the same way as they had filleted Kerry in the semi-final. In doing so they completed the most remarkable year for any team in the history of this great game.

They did their talking on the pitch when they were getting plenty of stick off it. They don’t need to say anything more. A team who were committed to each other and a great cause were just too good for Mayo. Same old story for Mayo, who put in every ounce of their being, but came up short again.


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