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Tyrone recover from slow start to see off Cavan to book McKenna Cup final spot

Tyrone's Cormac Munroe tries to get past Cavan's Ryan O'Neill during Saturday's Dr McKenna Cup semi-final at Kingspan Breffni Picture: Adrian Donohoe
Andy Watters

Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup semi-final: Cavan 0-10 Tyrone 0-15

TYRONE recovered from a slow start to see off a dogged Cavan side and progress to the McKenna Cup final on Saturday night.

The Red Hands trailed 4-1 after 10 minutes in Cavan town but Tyrone their feet, began to dominate the home side’s kickout and led 0-8 to 0-5 at the interval.

Poor Tyrone finishing and their own battling qualities meant Cavan hung on to the 2021 All-Ireland champions coat-tails in the second half and frees from Oisin Brady (two) and Raymond Galligan left just a point between the teams.

But Cathal Shane and Darragh Canavan extended their personal tallies to three apiece and points from substitutes Liam Nugent, Niall Sludden and Mattie Donnelly eased the Red Hands into the final.

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