ESB GAA Football All-Ireland Minor Championship Quarter-Final – Tyrone 2-12 Kerry 0-9

Tyrone defeated Kerry by 2-12 to 0-9 in the ESB GAA Football All-Ireland Minor Championship Quarter-Final on Saturday in Croke Park.

Tyrone minors maul Kerry to reach semis

By CIARÁN DALY at Croke Park for the Irish Times newspaper

All-Ireland MFC Quarter-final – Tyrone 2-12 Kerry 0-09: Tyrone minors emphatically ended Kerry’s 100 per cent success rate at the quarter-final stage of the Championship. Before today, Kerry minors had played eight quarter-finals without tasting defeat but were completely outclassed by a ruthless Tyrone outfit.

Goals from Harry Óg Conlon and Michael Donaghy were enough to give Tyrone a comfortable 2-06 to 0-04 half-time lead, with the decisive scores coming on 20 and 23 minutes respectively They were blows from which Kerry were never able to fully recover. Mark Reen battled well for the Kingdom in the second half and substitute Gavan O’Grady proved a handful for the Red Hand defence when introduced, but Tyrone were always comfortable. Five Ronan O’Neill points, two of which were from open play, meant that Tyrone’s passage to the semi-final was a relatively straightforward one.

Team News

The Kerry Minor team to play Tyrone on Saturday next at 12.00pm in Croke Park is as follows:

1. Damien Horgan St.Marys Caherciveen

2. Fearghal McNamara Austin Stacks 3. David Culhane Ballylongford 4. Andrew Thompson Kerins O’Rahillys

5. Chris O’Leary Kilcummin 6. Laurance Bastible John Mitchels 7.Jason Hickson Annascaul

8. James Walsh (Capt) Knocknagoshel 9. Shaun Keane Legion

10. Gary O’Leary Kilcummin 11. Marcus Mangan Milltown/Castlemaine 12. Tadhg Morley Templenoe

13. John Moynihan Rathmore 14 Mark Reen Rathmore 15. Eanna O’Connor St Michaels Foilmore

The substitutes are: 16 Padraic McCarthy Rathmore 17. Damien Somers St Senans 18. Thomas Hickey Desmonds 19. Gavan O’Grady Glenbeigh/Glencar 20. Eamonn Kiely Brosna 21. Sean McCarthy Legion 22. Barry Dwyer Waterville 23. Conor Cox Listowel Emmets 24. Padraig Boyle Ballyduff

BAINISTEOIR PAT O’DRISCOLL Ardfert

ROGHNÓIRÍ JOHN SHANAHAN Valentia

WILLIE MAHER Kilcummin

PADRAIC CORCORAN Dingle

MICHAEL MOYNIHAN Na Gaeil

All data on the changes to Minor teams can be checked by clicking on www.kerrygaa.ie (front Page)