Red Hands are through to All-Ireland U21 Final

Lee Brennan whpo scored six excellent points for Tyrone against Roscommon' �INPHO/Cathal Noonan
Lee Brennan whpo scored six excellent points for Tyrone against Roscommon' �INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Tyrone qualified to play Tipperary in the All-Ireland U21final by overcoming red hot favourites Roscommon at Markievicz Park in Sligo in a superb contest.

With Coalisland’s Paudie Hampsey producing a man of the match performance, Feargal Logan’s team produced another very committed performance and fully deserved their five points win, 0-17 to 0-12.

The Red Hands, despite playing against the wind, led 0-10 to 0-7 at the break, with Frank Burns and Cathal McShane calling the shots in midfield, Lee Brennan opening the scoring inside twenty seconds.

McShane, Brennan and defender Michael Cassidy landed further scores before Roscommon managed a response on ten minutes.

But Tyrone finished the half the stronger and had nine on the board to Roscommon’s seven before Danny McNulty brought the first half scoring to a close with the first point for the Ulster champions from a free-kick.

Brennan got another point straight from the off after the restart and he was to lead the scoring table with six points by the finish as the Red Hands constantly kept their noses in front right to the finish to set up a decider with Tipperary, the Munster champions having beaten a fancied Dublin side in the earlier start on Saturday.