Tyrone were much too strong for Fermanagh in today’s ‘NI Power’ Dr McKenna Cup semi-final at the Morgan Athletic Grounds in Armagh emerging victorious 2-12 to 1-4, much to the delight of the Red Hands followers.
It was the second meeting between the sides in the past five days and once more it saw the ‘old master’ Mickey Harte come out on top against Fermanagh, managed by his friend and former Tyrone captain, Peter Canavan.
Next up Harte’s men will meet holders Derry in next Sunday’s final also at the Athletics Ground (19.30) . The same two teams contested the McKenna Cup final a year ago, with Derry victorious on that occasion 2-12 to 2-11 so we can expect another close – and intense – battle next Sunday
Fermanagh got off to a better start against a strangely lethargic Tyrone side and points from Sean Quigley and James Sherry gave them a 0-2 to 0-1 ahead before Seamus Quigley extended their lead to four points with a well taken goal.
Harte’s half time talk clearly worked for it was a very different Tyrone side after the interval – they had scored five points to the opposition’s one by the time Owen Mulligan got their first goal.
Tyrone’s second goal came from Ronan O’Neill , finishing off a delightful Stephen O’Neill pass. Ronan also had four points to his name . Substitute Michael Murphy helped himself to two late points. Man of the Match was undoubtedly Mark Donnelly.