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Tyrone 0-23 1-14 Wexford

Tyrone beat Wexford in the All-Ireland semi-final
Sean Cavanagh is challenged by Wexford's Brendan Doyle

Tyrone (0-14) 0-23
Points: Jordan 2, Cavanagh 4, Dooher 3, McMenamin 2, Penrose 3, McCullagh 4, T McGuigan 3, McGinley, Harte

Wexford (0-6) 1-14
Goal: Lyng
Points: Lyng 6, Morris 2, Morrissey, Wallace, Banville, Roche, Colfer, Flynn

Tyrone are into the All-Ireland football final for the third time in six years after a six-point success over Wexford at Croke Park.

Mickey Harte's Red Hands led by nine points in the first half and appeared to be cruising into a 21 September decider against champions Kerry.

But Wexford's big scoring danger Ciaran Lyng revived the contest with a goal which cut the deficit to three points.

Tyrone responded with four unanswered points to power through to the final.

Lyng's fine finish on 49 minutes suggested a remarkable Wexford comeback was possible.

Tyrone had been in complete command in a one-sided first half with eight different players getting on the scoresheet.

Man-of-the-match Philip Jordan, Sean Cavanagh, Ryan McMenamin, Martin Penrose, Colm McCullagh, Tommy McGuigan and Enda McGinley all contributed as the Ulster team swept forward relentlessly.

Wexford did get some points on the board before the break and, early in the second half, they outscored Tyrone by 1-6 to three points.

The Munster team's fans were clearly lifted by Lyng's goal but the comeback was rebuffed as scores from Jordan, McMenamin and Penrose saw Tyrone move away.

Tyrone: J Devine; C Gormley, Justin McMahon, C Gourley; D Harte, R McMenamin, P Jordan; C Holmes, E McGinley; B Dooher, M Penrose, Joe McMahon; T McGuigan, S Cavanagh, C McCullagh.

Wexford:A Masterson; D Walsh, P Wallace, B Malone; A Morrissey, D Murphy, C Morris; E Bradley, B Doyle; PJ Banville, R Barry, C Byrne; C Lyng, P Colfer, M Forde.






see also
Harte hails Tyrone's final charge
31 Aug 08 |  Gaelic Games


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