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Replay: Down 1-19 0-21 Tyrone

Down manager says that the county will be very proud of its players after their shock victory over Tyrone in a crackerjack game in Newry.

Ronan Murtagh and Ryan McMenamin
Ryan McMenamin challenges Ronan Murtagh at Newry

Down beat Tyrone 1-19 to 0-21 after extra-time in a pulsating Ulster SFC quarter-final replay at Newry.

Tyrone led 0-8 to 0-7 at half-time but the Mournemen bounced back to lead by four points, only for Tyrone to level the scores at 0-16 apiece at full-time.

The Red Hands raced into a four-point lead in extra-time but Down edged ahead with the help of a Benny Coulter goal and held on to reach the semi-finals.

It was Down's first win over their Ulster rivals since 1999.

Liam Doyle top scored for Down with six points while Tommy McGuigan contributed a similar tally for the visitors.

Down scored the first point of the game but Tyrone gradually took control to lead 7-3.


Kevin Hughes came on to replace the injured Colm Cavanagh in a match played at a furious, intense pace.

Down fought back to level at 0-7 to 0-7 before Sean Cavanagh ended a spell of 16 minutes without a point for Tyrone to give his side a narrow half-time lead.

The teams traded second-half points until Down broke four points clear at 0-16 to 0-12.

Four McGuigan points brought the Red Hands level, the latter two coming after Down had been reduced to 14 men with the sending-off of Damien Rafferty for two yellow-card offences.

Points from McGuigan, Cavanagh, Philip Jordan and Colm McCullagh put Tyrone four clear at the start of extra-time but Down revived, getting to within two points when Coulter fisted the ball into the net.

Doyle added another point but Tyrone could only reply with a McCullagh point in the second period of extra-time.

DOWN 1-19 (A Rodgers 0-1, A Carr 0-4, L Doyle 0-6, D Gordon 0-1, P Murphy 0-1, J Clarke 0-1, D Hughes 0-1, B Coulter 1-3, K McKernan 0-1)

TYRONE 0-21 (C Cavanagh 0-4, S Cavanagh 0-4, R Mellon 0-1, C McCullagh 0-4, M Penrose 0-1, T McGuigan 0-6, P Jordan 0-1)

Tyrone: J Devine, R McMenamin, J McMahon, PJ Quinn, D Harte, C Gourley, P Jordan, C Gormley, R Mellon, B Dooher, B McGuigan, C Cavanagh, M Penrose, S Cavanagh, C McCullagh.

Down: B McVeigh, L Howard, D Gordon, D Rafferty, A Carr, L Doyle, P Murphy, J Lynch, A Rogers, J Fegan, R Murtagh, D Hughes, J Clarke, R Sexton, B Coulter.


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see also
Carr praises Down subs after draw
08 Jun 08 |  Gaelic Games
Tyrone v Down photos
08 Jun 08 |  Photo Galleries
Carr cleared to be on sidelines
08 Jun 08 |  Gaelic Games

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