Dr McKenna Cup: Holders set up final clash with Monaghan

January 12, 2020

Tyrone's Conall McCann looks for a path against Down

Goals from Conall McCann and Ronan McHugh sent holders Tyrone on the road to a nine-point Dr McKenna Cup semi-final success over Down today.

Mickey Harte’s men advance to final showdown with Monaghan courtesy of a 2-16 to 1-10 win at the Athletic Grounds.

The first-half finished with the Red Hands 1-13 to 0-4 to the good.

They seized the early initiate through McCann’s goal while Darren McCurry found the target with six points in the opening 35 minutes.

A Cory Quinn goal gave the Mourne County a glimmer of hope in the second-half but McHugh’s three-pointer applied the gloss to Tyrone’s victory.

They now switch their focus to next Saturday’s final date with the Farney County.

Tyrone - B Gallen (0-1'45); HP McGeary, R McNamee (0-1), N Kelly; C McLaughlin, A McCrory, C Grimes; B McDonnell (0-1), F Burns (0-1); N Sludden, K Coney, D McCurry (0-7, 3f); K McGeary, C McCann (1-2), R O'Neill (0-2, 1f). Subs: T McCann for N Sludden, R McHugh (1-1) for K McGeary, M Cassidy for HP McGeary, M O'Neill for C McLaughlin.

Down - J O'Hare; G Collins, K McKernan, R McAleenan; P Laverty, D O'Hagan, R Carr; L Middleton, J Flynn; C Poland (0-3), C Quinn (1-0), B O'Hagan (0-1); C Harney, S Dornan (0-1), P Havern (0-2, 1f). Subs: L Kerr (0-1f) for L Middleton, D O'Hare (0-1f) for C Harney, D Guinness for R Carr, R McGarry (0-1) for P Havern, B Gallen for B O'Hagan.

Referee - D Mullan.

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