Tyrone comfortably pass Down in replay


DOWN 0-12 TYRONE 3-11

Tyrone will face Monaghan in the Ulster Football Championship quarter-finals after easing past Down in Saturday night’s first round replay.

It was a clinical win for Mickey Harte’s side in the game at Paric Esler.

Niall Morgan saved an early Aidan Carr penalty as Tyrone moved 0-4 to 0-1 ahead and a Ciaran McGinley goal then extended the lead to 1-5 to 0-3.

Tyrone’s lead was cut to only two by half-time but McGinley’s second goal straight after the break stunned Down.

A penalty was netted by Peter Harte as Tyrone remained in control.

Down: B McVeigh; D McCartan, B McArdle, R Boyle; D Rooney, A Carr, C Garvey; D Gordon, J Johnston; C Maginn, M Poland, K McKernan; D O’Hare, N Madine, C Laverty.

Tyrone: N Morgan; A McCrory, Justin McMahon, R McNamee; R McNabb, M Donnelly, P Harte; C Cavanagh, C Clarke; E McKenna, S Cavanagh, C McGinley; D McCurry, R O’Neill, K Coney.

Derry will play Donegal at Easter Park on Sunday.