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It’s All-Ireland football final day and what a game we’ve got in store between Tyrone and Mayo.

Tyrone are bidding for their first Sam Maguire since 2008, while Mayo’s famine stretches back to 1951. 

Here’s how the teams will start: 


1. Rob Hennelly (Breaffy)

2. Padraig O’Hora (Ballina Stephenites)
3. Lee Keegan (Westport)
4. Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber)

5. Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels)
6. Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore)
19. Oisin Mullin (Kilmaine)

8. Matthew Ruane (Breaffy)
9. Conor Loftus (Crossmolina)

10. Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber)
11. Aidan O Shea (Breaffy – captain)
12. Bryan Walsh (Ballintubber)

13. Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore)
14. Tommy Conroy (The Neale)
15. Ryan O’Donoghue (Beal an Mhuirthead)


1. Niall Morgan (Edendork)

2. Michael McKernan (Coalisland)
3. Ronan McNamee (Aghyaran)
4. Pádraig Hampsey (Coalisland – captain)

5. Frank Burns (Pomeroy)
6. Peter Harte (Errigal Ciarán)
7. Kieran McGeary (Pomeroy)

8. Brian Kennedy (Derrylaughan)
9. Conn Kilpatrick (Edendork)

10. Conor Meyler (Omagh)
11. Michael O’Neill (Ardboe)
12. Niall Sludden (Dromore)

13. Darren McCurry (Edendork)
14. Matthew Donnelly (Trillick)
15. Conor McKenna (Eglish)

It’s prediction time. Who do you fancy to come out on top today? Remember if it’s level after extra-time, we’ll have a replay.

Poll Results:

Mayo (513)
Tyrone (338)
Draw (65)

Just confirming that there was one late change for Mayo, with Enda Hession replaced by Oisin Mullin. The All-Star defender missed the semi-final win over Dublin with a quad injury, but he’s recovered to take his place from the start today.

Cathal McShane and Darragh Canavan remain in reserve for Tyrone, while there will be great interest in the position Aidan O’Shea takes up in the early stages. 

Lots of great pre-match reading for you to get stuck into before throw-in:

The pre-match parade is over and the national anthem is underway. Not long to go now. 

We’re underway!

Mayo 0-1 Tyrone 0-0

16 seconds – Aidan O’Shea claims the throw-in, gives a direct ball into Tommy Conroy who puts it over. 

Mayo 0-1 Tyrone 0-0 

2 mins – Robbie Hennelly kicks an early free from 45m wide. 

Mayo 0-2 Tyrone 0-0 

5 mins – McLoughlin is fouled by Burns and Ryan O’Donoghue opens his account from a free. 

Mayo 0-2 Tyrone 0-1

6 mins – Niall Morgan puts over a free from distance. Great strike. 

Mayo 0-2 Tyrone 0-2

8 mins – Ronan McNamee feeds Padraig Hampsey on the wing and the corner-back strokes over a delightful shot. We’re all level. 

Mayo 0-2 Tyrone 0-3

10 mins – McCurry’s free makes it three in-a-row for Tyrone as they take the lead for the first time. 


Padraig O’Hora is on Darren McCurry, Stephen Coen is on Mattie Donnelly and Lee Keegan is picking up Conor McKenna.

Peter Harte on Kevin McLoughlin, Michael McKernan is on Ryan O’Donoghue and Pdarig Hampsey is on Tommy Conroy and Conor Meyler is following Paddy Durcan.

CHANCE! Bryan Walsh and Conor Loftus both have shots on goal denied by the Tyrone rearguard. 

Mayo 0-3 Tyrone 0-4

17 mins – O’Donoghue runs at Tyrone and pops it over. Great score there. Immediately Tyrone respond through McCurry with a textbook left footed point.

Mayo 0-3 Tyrone 0-4 – first water break

Mayo 0-4 Tyrone 0-4

19 mins – Conroy shoots wide but he was fouled by Hampsey before the shot. O’Donoghue puts over the free from a tight angle. Both Mayo’s inside forwards have started well so far. 

Mayo 0-4 Tyrone 0-5

20 mins – Kieran McGeary lands a massive point to edge the Ulster champions ahead.

Mayo 0-5 Tyrone 0-5

21 mins – Paddy Durcan in his 42nd championship match makes it 0-5 apiece. 

CHANCE!  A long ball goes into O’Shea with the goal at his mercy, but McNamee performs a fine block to deny him. 

Mayo 0-5 Tyrone 0-6

28 mins – Niall Sludden takes an excellent score. 

Mayo 0-5 Tyrone 0-7

29 mins – Donnelly makes space for himself with a neat dummy and fires over to complete a Tyrone counter-attack. 

SAVE! McCurry is put through on goal after a stunning ball from Morgan, but Hennelly does really well to deny him. 

Mayo 0-5 Tyrone 0-8

31 mins – Niall Morgan puts the 45 between the posts after that McCurry goal chance. 

Mayo 0-6 Tyrone 0-8

31 mins – O’Shea wins a hard ball in front and draws a foul from McNamee. O’Donoghue applies the finish. 

Mayo 0-6 Tyrone 0-9 

34 mins – McCurry is fouled by O’Hora and he puts over the free. Tyrone are motoring well in the last 10 minutes. 

Mayo 0-7 Tyrone 0-9

37 mins – Mayo’s Stephen Coen scores Mayo’s seventh with an outside the boot strike. 

Mayo 0-7 Tyrone 0-10

35+3 mins – Sludden kicks his second score after a quick free went short. 

Mayo 0-8 Tyrone 0-10

35+4 mins – O’Hora is fouled after being slipped a pass from O’Shea. It’s just outside the area so O’Donoghue pops over the free.  

Some action from the opening period:

niall-morgan Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

oisin-mullen-and-brian-kennedy Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

bryan-walsh-has-his-shot-saved-by-goalkeeper-niall-morgan Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Mayo sub: Enda Hession is in for Michael Plunkett at half-time. 

Mayo have changed their match-ups at the break. 

Padraig O’Hora moved onto Donnelly, Oisin Mullin is on McKenna and Keegan is taking McCurry.

We’re back underway for the second-half. McKenna hits an early wide for Tyrone, he’s been quiet so far today.

Two huge chances for either side. McKenna’s poor handpass doesn’t go to man with a goal chance on. Mayo counter and Conroy burns Hampsey but rolls his shot wide. Then McCurry drops one short. 

Mayo 0-8 Tyrone 0-10

41 mins – Burns is booked for a high challenge on O’Donoghue. His free drops short but it’s fouled on the ground by Burns. PENALTY FOR MAYO!


MISS! Ryan O’Donoghue hits the post from a penalty in the 42nd minute and it goes wide. 

Tyrone sub: Cathal McShane is introduced for Mattie Donnelly. 

Mayo 0-9 Tyrone 0-10

45 mins – Hennelly steps up and drives over a long range free. Mayo needed that. 

Mayo 0-9 Tyrone 1-10

47 mins – McShane’s goal puts Tyrone four clear. Big, big moment in the game. 

Mayo 0-10 Tyrone 1-10

49 mins – McCurry claims an advanced mark but puts it wide surprisingly. At the far end Mayo win a free and O’Donoghue does the business. 

Mayo 0-10 Tyrone 1-10

52 mins – McShane’s free is adjudged wide by Hawk-Eye. O’Hora wins a free and Hennelly drives it wide from the 45m line. 

Mayo sub: Jordan Flynn for O’Hora.

Tyrone sub: Darragh Canavan for Michael O’Neill. 

Mayo 0-11 Tyrone 1-10

58 mins – Kevin McLoughlin points after a drive forward from Stephen Coen.

Mayo sub: Darren Coen is in for Bryan Walsh

Mayo 0-13 Tyrone 2-10

61 mins – Keegan responds with a point for Mayo. O’Donoghue pulls back another score with a free. 

Mayo 0-13 Tyrone 2-11

64 mins – Peter Harte makes a stunning mark and sends it over the bar. Four points in it now. 

Mayo 0-14 Tyrone 2-11

65 mins – Three point game again after a lovely burst forward and score from Conroy. 

Mayo sub: Aidan Orme for Conor Loftus.

Mayo 0-14 Tyrone 2-12

67 mins – Darragh Canavan sneaks forward to fist over the bar. Vital score there for Tyrone. 

10 wides now for James Horan’s side. 

Mayo 0-14 Tyrone 2-13

69 mins – McCurry has 1-4 now. 

RED CARD! Mattie Ruane is sent-off for striking Conn Kilpatrick. 

Tyrone sub: Tiernan McCann is in for Conn Kilpatrick. 

Mayo 0-14 Tyrone 2-14

76 mins – Niall Morgan seals it with a free for Tyrone. We’re into six minutes of added time. 

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