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‘Thy Kingdom Cometh’ as Tyrone capitulated in second stanza

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final 2019 

Tyrone 0-18 Kerry 1-18

From Odhrán Crumley in Croke Park 

Kerry have booked their place in the All-Ireland Final with a second half destruction of Tyrone in Croke Park. 

The Kingdom are now the only team that stand in Dublin’s way of completing a historic ‘five in a row.’

Mickey Harte’s men were in complete in the first half and took a 0-9 t o-5 lead in at the break with Michael McKernan, Cathal McShane and Mattie Donnelly on target.

Last year’s All-Ireland finalists capitulated in the second half as David Clifford and David Moran turned the game in the their favour.

Man of the match, Stephen O’Brien hit 1-2 in five minutes as Kerry took a lead they would never relinquish to book their place in the showpiece decider on Sunday September 1st.

Kerry: Shane Ryan; Jason Foley, Tadhg Morley, Tom O’Sullivan; Paul Murphy, Gavin Crowley, Shane Enright; David Moran (0-01), Adrian Spillane; Brian Ó Beaglaoich, Seán O’Shea (0-06, 5f, 1 ’45’), Stephen O’Brien (1-02); David Clifford (0-05, 1f), Paul Geaney (0-03), Killian Spillane.

Subs: Gavin White for Enright HT; Jack Sherwood (0-01) for Adrian Spillane HT; Tommy Walsh for Foley 50 mins; Dara Moynihan for Killian Spillane 57 mins; Jonathan Lyne for Crowley 70 mins; Jack Barry for O’Sullivan 74 mins.

Tyrone: Niall Morgan (0-02, 2 ’45’); Michael Cassidy, Ronan McNamee, Rory Brennan; Michael McKernan (0-01), Frank Burns; Colm Cavangh, Richard Donnelly (0-01); Matthew Donnelly (0-02), Niall Sludden (0-02), Peter Harte (0-01, 1f); Pádraig McCurry, Cathal McShane (0-07, 3f), Conor Meyler.

Subs: Conor McAliksey (0-01) for Sludden 52 mins; Tiernan McCann for Kieran McGeary; Darren McCurry (0-01) for Cassidy 64 mins; Brian Kennedy for Cavanagh 68 mins.

Referee: Maurice Deegan (Laois)

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