Sunday 18 March 2018

Tyrone's Damien Casey gives his side place in the final

Tyrone 2-19 Roscommon 0-18

Damien Casey, Tyrone
Damien Casey, Tyrone

Two goals in a minute at the start of the second half in Athleague, alongside a man-of-the-match performance by captain Damien Casey, earned Tyrone a deserved place in the final.

Roscommon had built up a 0-12 to 0-8 interval advantage, but the home side were rocked out of their comfort zone when Seán Óg Grogan and Gerard Gilmore raised green flags inside 60 seconds in the 37th minute.

The visitors never looked back and, with Casey giving a mammoth performance at centre forward, Mattie Lennon's men booked their passage to Croke Park.

SCORERS – Tyrone: D Casey 0-8 (4fs), G Gilmore

1-2, S Óg Grogan 1-0, M Winters, C Grogan 0-3 each, M Mulgrew 0-2, G Fox 0-1f. Roscommon: R Fallon 0-5 (4fs), D Dolan 0-3, G Fallon, M Kelly 0-2 each, J Moran, C Egan, D Fallon, S Curley (f), C Dolan, C Kenny 0-1 each.

TYRONE – J Devlin: C McNally, R Devlin, M O'Gorman; M Grogan, S Donnelly, A Kelly; M Winters, G Fox; C Grogan, T Morgan, C Cross; M Mulgrew, D Casey, G Gilmore. Subs: S Óg Grogan for Cross (h-t), D Marshall for Winters (40), C Casey for Morgan (68).

ROSCOMMON – P Dolan; I Delaney, M McLoughlin, D Fallon; Cathal Kelly, S Curley, C Dolan; T Seale, J Moran; G Fallon, M Kelly, D Dolan; C Egan, R O'Meara, R Fallon. Subs: C Kenny for Egan (46), Cormac Kelly for G Fallon (58), N Connaughton for R Fallon (64), S Melia for C Dolan (67).

REF – T Carroll (Offaly).

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