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Last Updated: Saturday, 24 May, 2003, 17:01 GMT 18:01 UK
Tyrone outclass dismal Derry
Peter Canavan got the better of Sean Marty Lockhart on Saturday
Peter Canavan hit eight points in Tyrone's comprehensive win

Ulster SFC: Tyrone 0-17 1-5 Derry

Tyrone outclassed Derry in Saturday's Bank of Ireland Ulster Championship replay at Casement Park.

Mickey Harte's team responded to the news earlier in the day of Gavin Devlin's suspension from most of the championship by producing a brilliant display.

The game was virtually over as a contest at half-time when the Red Hand County led 0-10 to 0-2.

To have any chance of fighting back, Derry needed quick scores after the break but Tyrone notched the opening two scores of the second period and the outcome was never in doubt thereafter.

Peter Canavan top-scored with eight points but midfielder Sean Cavanagh was the undoubted star of the afternoon for Tyrone.

He showed his intentions right from the off by hammering over a point in the opening seconds and went on to dominate his duel with Anthony Tohill.

From a Derry point of view, they needed Paddy Bradley to produce another big game as he had in the drawn encounter.

However, Bradley was totally bottled up by the Tyrone defence and he was substituted in the closing stages.

Sean Cavanagh was man-of-the-match for Tyrone
Sean Cavanagh: Outstanding display

Enda Muldoon was totally anonymous for the Oak Leafers while Fergal Doherty, after a bright start, faded from the contest.

Perhaps crucially, Bradley missed two straight forward chances in the opening minutes which would have cancelled out Cavanagh's opening score.

Tyrone made the better start but Derry wouldn't have unduly concerned to be 0-4 to 0-2 behind after 14 minutes.

However, Derry failed to find the target for the next 35 minutes as Tyrone took complete control of the contest.

Canavan's 19th minute free with the outside of his right boot from near the sideline was probably the score of the first half but Tyrone's overall play was admirable.

Tyrone lost midfielder Cormac McAnallen at half-time and officials hinted afterwards that the Eglish man had been on the receiving end of a heavy challenge from Anthony Tohill.

McGonigle goal

Having gone in eight points adrift at the break, Derry had to hit quick scores after the break but points from Tyrone defenders Chris Lawn and Declan McCrossan only added salt to the Oak Leafers' wounds.

Things went from bad to worse in the 53rd minute when Derry substitute Padraig O'Kane was harshly sent off by referee Mick Curley for an innocuous challenge on Cavanagh.

There had certainly been many rougher challenges in a game which had threatened to boil over on a number of occasions.

Ciaran Gourley's excellence at centrefield meant that McAnallen was scarcely missed in the second half.

Late on Derry substitute Geoffrey McGonigle hammered a 13-metre free to the net but it was far too late for a well-beaten Derry team.

Tyrone: J Devine; C Lawn (0-1), C Holmes, C Gormley; R McMenamin, D McCrossan (0-1), P Jordan; C McAnallen, S Cavanagh (0-3); B Dooher, B McGuigan (0-2), K Hughes; G Cavlan (0-1), P Canavan (0-8), O Mulligan. Subs: C Gourley for C McAnallen half-time. P Horisk (0-1) for C Gormley 61.

Derry: M Conlan; S M Lockhart, N McCusker, D Crozier; G Doherty, K McCloy (0-1), K Doherty; A Tohill, F Doherty; G Diamond, P McFlynn, M O'Neill; P Bradley (0-1), D Dougan, E Muldoon.Subs: B Murray for M O'Neill half-time. P O'Kane for Kevin Doherty 46 mins. P Brown for P Bradley 65. G McGonigle (1-3) for G Diamond 48.

A point from James Young in the fourth minute of injury-time earned Laois a 2-15 to 1-18 draw against Dublin in Saturday's Leinster Hurling quarter-final at Nowlan Park.

The replay takes place in Nowlan Park on Saturday night next.

Dublin finished the match with 13 players with Keith Wilson sent off in the 22nd minute and corner-back Keith Elliott dismissed late in the game.

Owen McConnon reports
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