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Tyrone got ahead of Derry on Saturday night

Tyrone got ahead of Derry on Saturday night

Tyrone won their sixth McKenna cup title on Saturday night at Pairc Esler, with a comfortable 2-13 to 1-7 win over Derry.

There was an expectation that after last year’s close run McKenna Cup final between the two teams, that this year’s game may be another battle.

After Derry had looked like they would make a game of it with some promise in the early stages, Tyrone Kicked on and dominated the match.

Colm Cavanagh goalled in the first half as Mickey Harte’s side led by 1-7 to 0-2 at the interval.

It was more of the same in the second half, as Tyrone saw great success running at the Derry defence. Mattie Donnelly in particular played well.

Peter Harte top scored with 1-2, and he was one of ten Tyrone players to find the target.

All in all it will have made for very positive viewing for the Red Hands support who must be expecting big things in the National League.

Tyrone’s first game is against Roscommon.

The Red Hand players took to Twitter to celebrate the win, and some former players added their worth.



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