Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 December 2014

Ulster U21 Championship: Tyrone 0-14 Down 1-11

For the second week running Tyrone and Down couldn’t be separated in the Ulster U21 quarter-final after extra time and there will now be a second replay to see who faces Monaghan in the semi-final.

The Mourne lads bagged a goal in the 21st minute when full forward Connaire Harrison fired low to the net past keeper Niall Morgan.

McKenna and Savage exchanged points before a great score from the latter left Down |1-5 to 0-5 in front at half time.

McNeice and O’Reilly traded points from placed balls on the restart before Harrison got on the end of an O’Reilly free to punch over the bar.

The Red Hands trailed by four points at this stage and looked to be in trouble but they refused to accept defeat.

Mattie Donnelly hit a brilliant brace before Kyle Coney fired over three points to force extra time.

In extra time Peter Harte and Mattie Donnelly put Tyrone two in front but Down fought back through Ryan O’Hare and Paul Devlin and at the end both sides were out on their feet again.

Tyrone: N Morgan, N Sludden, R McNamee, F McQuaid, R Donnelly [0-1], R Pickering, T McCann, N McKenna [0-2], R Keenan, P McNeice [0-2], P Harte [0-1], D McNulty, R O’Neill, K Coney [0-5], M Donnelly [0-3]. Subs: B McGarvey for McNeice, S McKenna for McCann, C Gervin for Keenan, R McNabb for McNulty, J McCullagh for Gervin, D McNulty for McGarvey, S Warnock for N McKenna.

Down: J Deeney, M Higgins, P Boyle, A Brannigan, K Quinn, P Bonny, D McKibben, A McArdle, C Poland, B O’Reilly [0-3], P McPolin [0-1], C Clarke [0-1], D Savage [0-3], C Harrison [1-1], R Brady. Subs: C Toner for Bonny, R McGarry for Harrison, P Devlin [0-1] for Clarke, C Harrison for Deeney, C O’Hare for Savage, G McAnulty for Boyle, N McParland for Toner, R O’Hare [0-1] for Brady.

Referee: G Walsh (Antrim).

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