Glass scores another cracker as Derry overcome Tyrone for second win while Rossies and Galway draw

February 04, 2024

Derry's Conor Glass and Tyrone's Brian Kennedy ©INPHO/Lorcan Doherty

Mickey Harte’s Derry side continued their winning ways by handing Tyrone their first defeat of the Allianz Football league campaign on a 1-12 to 0-9 scoreline at Celtic Park.

The points of Cormac Murphy, Shane McGuigan and Conor Doherty put the first bit of daylight between the sides and Ethan Doherty’s superb effort had the scoreboard reading 0-6 to 0-1 in favour of the Ulster champions come the 17th minute.

Niall Morgan (free) and Aodhan Donaghy got back some sorely needed scores for Tyrone after that, but they’d still go in at the break trailing by 0-8 to 0-5 after McGuigan and Doherty added to the hosts’ tally.

Two unanswered Murphy points increased the Oak Leafers tally to 0-10 after the change of ends and Padraig McGrogan and Doherty raised more white flags to widen the margin out to seven with 15 minutes remaining.

Seanie O’Donnell registered Tyrone’s first point of the second-half in the 58th minute and, while he’d get another, Conor Glass shut the door on them with a perfectly lobbed goal in the 70th minute (see it below) that clinched Derry’s second win in as many outings.

In Dr Hyde Park, Roscommon and Galway shared the points as a drab encounter between the Connacht heavyweights finish 0-9 to 0-9.

The Rossies had called the shots for large portions of the first-half to take in a 0-7 to 0-4 lead at the interval before frees from Rob Finnerty and Cillian Ó Curraoin left the minimum in it early in the resumption.

Ben O’Carroll and Diarmuid Murtagh sailed over scores that restored the hosts’ three-point advantage, but the Tribesmen had another push and it saw points from Kieran Molloy, Matthew Tierney and Paul Conroy (free) enough to come away with a result.

Earlier in the day, David Clifford made a goal scoring return off the bench as Kerry saw off Monaghan by 3-15 to 1-12 in Clones to get their Division 1 campaign up and running.

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