Goals in each half were enough to see Tyrone overcome a dogged Louth who, in truth lacked a cutting edge in front of goal.
Goals from Peter Harte in the first half and Cathal McCarron midway through the second half proved the difference as Mickey Harte’s men ran out comfortable winners in the end and go level at the top of the League table.
Though Louth took an early two point lead; Mulligan and Pembrose responded quickly to level the scores with both sides seeming to be well up for the battle in the opening 10 minutes.
The sides were level at four points apiece when the opening goal arrived just past the 20 minute mark from the boot of Peter Harte. Both sides then exchanged points before Tyrone ‘keeper John Devine pulled off two great saves to keep his side ahead 1-7 to 0-6 at the interval.
Peter Harte then missed a penalty a minute into the second-half as the visitors threatened to pull clear. The Red Hand County’s second goal did arrive through a cracking individual effort from Damian McCaul 15 minutes from time and the game was over as a contest.
Any hopes of the home side getting back into the game were scuppered with Louth midfielder Paddy Keenan being red carded and with the weather turning for the worse, home fans wanted the final whistle to be blown as points from Mulligan, McCarron and Mark Donnelly saw the visitors stroll home as Tyrone extend their unbeaten run this year.