GAELIC GAMES: Tyrone left stunned after narrow quarter-final lost to Mayo in All Irelands

Tyrone's Tiernan McCann and Conall McCann dejected after the loss to Mayo
Tyrone's Tiernan McCann and Conall McCann dejected after the loss to Mayo

TYRONE 0-12 MAYO 0-13

Tyrone suffering a single point loss to Mayo to end their dreams of a Sam Maguire success this season in the All Ireland Senior Football Championship quarter-finals at Croke Park on Saturday.

Locked at 0-7 apiece at the interval they were still equal on 0-11 when Tyrone’s Sean Cavanagh was sent-off for a second yellow card just on the hour mark

A fine David Clarke save from Connor McAliskey in the second half proved vital while Darren McCurry wasted a good chance for a late levelling point.

Tyrone had named the same team which beat Donegal in the Ulster provincial decider almost three weeks ago, but Mayo manager Stephen Rochford recalled Diarmuid O’Connor, while Jason Doherty and Alan Dillon were late additions to the starting line-up.

Mayo were shocked by Galway in the Connacht Championship but since then saw off Fermanagh, Kildare and Westmeath in the qualifiers.

Mayo also had a good record against the Red Hands in the Championship, having earned a third victory in four games between the counties when they won the 2013 All-Ireland semi-final 1-16 to 0-13.