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COULD TIPPERARY CREATE football history tonight and win their first title at this level?

Or would Tyrone claim their first title since 2001? 

We were following all the action from Parnell Park.

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Result: Tyrone 1-11 Tipperary 0-13

Evening all, we’re building up to the 6pm throw-in in Parnell Park with the All-Ireland U21 football crown up for grabs.

It’s a pretty unique pairing with Tipperary appearing in their first ever decider at this level while Tyrone are chasing a first title since 2001.

Here’s how Tipperary will line out.

Tipperary

1. Evan Comerford (Kilsheelan Kilcash)

2. Kevin Fahey (Clonmel Commercials)
3. Jimmy Feehan (Killenaule)
4. Colm O’Shaughnessy (Ardfinnan)

5. Ross Mulcahy (Moyle Rovers)
6. Luke Boland (Moyle Rovers)
7. Bill Maher (Kilsheelan Kilcash)

8. Steven O’Brien (Ballina)
9. Colin O’Riordan Capt. (JK Brackens)

10. Jason Lonergan (Clonmel Commercials)
11. Ian Fahey (Clonmel Commercials)
12. Liam Casey (Cahir)

13. Kevin O’Halloran (Portroe)
14. Josh Keane (Golden Kilfeacle)
15. Paul Maher (Kilsheelan Kilcash)

And here’s how Tyrone will start.

Tyrone

1. Sean Fox (Killyclogher)

2. Ruairí Mullan (Cookstown)
3. Pádraig Hampsey (Coalisland)
4. Michael Cassidy (Ardboe)

5. Ciaran McLaughlin (Omagh)
6. Ruairí Brennan (Trillick)
7. Kieran McGeary (Pomeroy)

8. Frank Burns (Pomeroy)
9. Cathal McShane (Eoghan Roe O’Neill)

10. Conor Meyler (Omagh)
11. Mark Kavanagh (Errigal Ciarán)
12. Matthew Walsh (Dungannon)

13. Lee Brennan (Trillick)
14. Daniel McNulty (Clonoe)
23. Mark Bradley (Killyclogher)

So how did we arrive at this point? Here’s both teams paths to the final.

Munster U21FC
Semi-final
Tipperary 0-15 Clare 0-7

Final
Tipperary 1-15 Cork 3-8

Ulster U21FC
Quarter-final
Tyrone 0-17 Fermanagh 0-7

Semi-final
Tyrone 2-12 Armagh 2-8

Final
Tyrone 1-11 Donegal 0-13

All-Ireland U21FC semi-finals
Tipperary 0-14 Dublin 0-12
Tyrone 0-17 Roscommon 0-12

All set for action.

1Mins

Very wet conditions in Parnell Park, plenty surface water on that pitch.

1Mins

Tipperary 0-1 Tyrone 0-0
Tipperary get off to a flying start. Colin O’Riordan wins the throw-in and feeds corner-forward Kevin O’Halloran who is fouled. He settles himself and slots the free.

4Mins

Tyrone win a ’45 but Daniel McNulty tries to take it short to Conor Meyler but the kick is misjudged and the ball rolls wide.

5Mins

Second wide of the day for Tyrone, Frank Burns off target from distance on this occasion. Tyrone winning all the breaks from kickouts at the moment.

7Mins

Tipperary 0-2 Tyrone 0-0
But Tipperary have found their range and Ian Fahey picks off a splendid point after good patient build-up play.

Tipperary 0-2 Tyrone 0-1
Tyrone get off the mark, Mark Bradley notching a tidy point.

12Mins

Tyrone 0-2 Tipperary 0-2
Tyrone draw level, Conor Meyler ties the teams.

15Mins

Entering the second quarter and the teams still deadlocked at 0-2 apiece.

16Mins

Tipperary 0-3 Tyrone 0-2
Josh Keane taps over a point to put Tipperary in front after a great defence splitting pass from Jason Lonergan.

17Mins

Lee Brennan is a big danger man for Tyrone but Colm O’Shaughnessy shepherded him well on that occasion, forcing him to kick under pressure and he chalked up Tyrone’s sixth wide of the day.

18Mins

Tipperary 0-3 Tyrone 0-3
Mark Bradley, a late inclusion for Ruairi McGlone, certainly making his presence felt. He’s just knocked over his second point of the evening for Tyrone.

20Mins

Tipperary 0-5 Tyrone 0-3
Tipperary respond impressively. Ian Fahey surges through before laying off to Josh Keane and the Golden-Kilfeacle man finds the target impressively off his left. Then Colin O’Riordan is fouled and O’Halloran has the straightforward task of converting the free.

21Mins

Tipperary 0-5 Tyrone 0-4
Brave and confident long-range kick from Tyrone corner-back Michael Cassidy. He’s rewarded as the ball splits the posts and Tyrone cut the gap.

25Mins

Tipperary 0-6 Tyrone 0-4
Tyrone place Tipperary under severe pressure but Tipperary recycle the ball and Bill Maher picks off a fine point.

26Mins

Yellow card for Tyrone midfielder Cathal McShane after a heavy tackle on Colin O’Riordan.

27Mins

But that’s a bad miss from the resultant free by Josh Keane for Tipperary.

27Mins

Those wides totting up for Tyrone. Eight now for Tyrone, McShane the latest culprit.

31Mins

Tipperary 0-7 Tyrone 0-4
Mistake from Tyrone as they try to work the ball out of defence, Tipperary capitalise and it’s Kevin O’Halloran who sweeps over the point.

Half-time: Tipperary 0-7 Tyrone 0-5
Daniel McNulty knocks over a late point from a free for Tyrone.

Here’s the first-half scorers:

Tipperary: Kevin O’Halloran 0-3 (0-2f), Josh Keane 0-2, Ian Fahey, Bill Maher 0-1 each.

Tyrone: Mark Bradley 0-2, Conor Meyler, Mark Cassidy, Daniel McNulty (0-1f) 0-1 each.

Start of the second-half is delayed.

Delay continues at Parnell Park due to medical treatment for a supporter.

So we’re about to get back underway for the second-half. Ruairi McGlone is on for Tyrone.

32Mins

Tipperary 0-7 Tyrone 0-6
Lee Brennan slots over an early free for Tyrone.

33Mins

Tipperary 0-8 Tyrone 0-6
But Tipperary respond with Bill Maher fouled and O’Halloran shows his worth as he flights over the free.

35Mins

GOAL CHANCE! Tyrone take a free quickly to release Ruairi McGlone but he races through and drives his shot across the goal and wide.

38Mins

Tipperary 0-8 Tyrone 0-7
Mark Kavanagh cuts the deficit to the minimum with a point for Tyrone. Tipperary have a chance to respond but O’Halloran’s free knocks against the post and goes wide.

40Mins

Tipperary 0-8 Tyrone 0-8
All square now as Lee Brennan converts a free.

41Mins

Tipperary 0-9 Tyrone 0-8
Magnificent kick from O’Halloran for Tipperary from a free as he atones for earlier miss.

43Mins

Tipperary 0-10 Tyrone 0-8
Then O’Halloran is fouled racing through and Keane taps over the resultant free for Tipperary. They go two clear.

46Mins

Tipperary 0-10 Tyrone 0-9
Daniel McNulty holds his nerve to land a point from a free for Tyrone.

46Mins

Goal for Tyrone from Cathal McShane!

47Mins

Tyrone 1-9 Tipperary 0-10
How big could that score be? Mark Kavanagh cuts through the Tipperary defence with a brilliant run and he plays through Cathal McShane who finishes decisively to the net.

49Mins

Tipperary play a free short from Josh Keane but Liam Casey can’t find the accuracy with the resultant point attempt.

51Mins

Tyrone 1-9 Tipperary 0-11
Paul Maher is fouled and it’s O’Halloran again who obliges from the resultant free.

53Mins

Sub: John McGrath back from injury and he’s on for Tipperary for Paul Maher.

53Mins

Tyrone 1-10 Tipperary 0-11
Back to two between them as Daniel McNulty slots over a point from a free.

55Mins

O’Halloran off target from a difficult free for Tipperary.

57Mins

O’Halloran hits another free wide. That could be costly for Tipperary.

58Mins

Tyrone 1-11 Tipperary 0-11
Mark Kavanagh kicks what could be really important point at the other end for Tyrone.

60Mins

Tyrone 1-11 Tipperary 0-12
Great long-range point by Colin O’Riordan for Tipperary.

61Mins

Tyrone 1-11 Tipperary 0-13
Amazing free from O’Riordan from the right wing

61Mins

Three minutes of injury time left.

Tyrone’s Michael Cassidy sent off.

Tyrone are All-Ireland U21 football champions.

Full-Time: Tyrone 1-11 Tipperary 0-13

Tyrone hold on for victory in a frenetic finale.

That’s all from us, thanks for joining in.

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Fintan O'Toole

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