Football League Division 1: Tyrone 2-10 0-17 Cork

Tyrone's Peter Harte battles with Cork's Brian Hurley at Healy Park
Cork came from five points down to beat Tyrone helped by a late controversial point

Cork fought back from five points down in the second half to edge out Tyrone in the Division 1 Football League game, helped by a controversial late point.

Colm O'Neill's closing Cork score appeared to be a wide but was awarded to help the Rebels lead by two and they held on to win by one at Healy Park.

First-half goals from Connor McAliskey and Peter Harte had Mickey Harte's side ahead by five at the break.

O'Neill hit eight points as the Red Hands remain without a win at home.

Cork arrived at Healy Park to be confronted by a defensive cordon, but they managed to breach it 17 times to take both Football League Division One points.

Tyrone were comfortably in front at the beginning of the final quarter, but Brian Cuthbert sprung fresh legs from the bench, and his side wore their opponents down.

The hosts got off to a dream start with a goal after just three minutes, McAliskey rifling home from Peter Harte's long delivery.

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Sean Cavanagh's Tyrone lost out by a point to Cork

But Cork began to find enough space amidst a packed Red Hand defensive system to get the score-board ticking, with Colm O'Driscoll, Mark Collins and O'Neill all on target.

Tyrone grabbed a second goal in the 18th minute when Tomas Clancy fouled midfielder Padraig McNulty, and Harte slotted the penalty to the bottom corner of the net.

The Munster men responded with points from O'Neill and Hurley, but late points from McCurry and McAliskey sent Tyrone in with a 2-6 to 0-7 interval lead.

O'Neill slotted two more points early in the second half as Cork set about using their wind advantage to help them break down their opponents.

But there was to be more frustration, as they managed just one further point in the next 18 minutes. That came from Donncha O'Connor, who became a hugely influential figure off the bench, probing for openings and hitting a couple of crucial long range scores.

A triple substitution also brought Daniel Goulding, Donal Og Hodnett and John Hayes into the game, and all made an impact as Cork came good in the final 15 minutes, wearing their opponents down and picking off scores from distance.

Brian Hurley and O'Neill narrowed the gap, before O'Neill hit what proved to be the winner.

Tyrone: N Morgan, A McCrory, R McNamee, D Quinn, R McNabb, J McMahon, P Harte (1-0, pen), C Cavanagh, P McNulty, T McCann, M Donnelly, R McKenna, D McCurry (0-7, 5f), S Cavanagh, C McAliskey (1-3).

Subs: C McCann for McMahon, PJ Lavery for Quinn, D McBride for McKenna, P McNeice for McNamee

Cork: M Martin, J Loughrey, M Shields, C Dorman (0-1), T Clancy, S O'Donoghue, J O'Sullivan, E Cadogan, F Goold (0-1), K O'Driscoll, J O'Rourke, C O'Driscoll (0-1), C O'Neill (0-8, 3f, 1 '45), M Collins (0-1), B Hurley (0-2, 1f).

Subs: P Kerrigan for O'Donoghue, D O'Connor (0-2, 1f)for C O'Driscoll, D Goulding for K O'Driscoll, D Og Hodnett (0-1) for O'Rourke, J Hayes for Collins.



Football League Division 1

Mayo 0-10 2-18 Dublin

Division 2

Meath 0-13 0-13 Laois

Hurling League Division 1A

Clare 2-22 2-20 Dublin

Division 1B

Limerick 0-21 1-21 Offaly

Division 2B

Kildare 3-20 1-14 Mayo

Division 3B

Longford 2-16 2-11 Warwickshire


Football League Division 1

Kerry 2-13 2-11 Donegal

Monaghan 0-15 0-10 Derry

Tyrone 2-10 0-17 Cork

Division 2

Galway 0-10 0-12 Cavan

Kildare 2-12 0-24 Roscommon

Westmeath 0-10 2-17 Down

Division 3

Clare 1-11 3-11 Armagh

Fermanagh 2-19 2-10 Limerick

Louth 3-11 4-16 Tipperary

Sligo 2-10 1-08 Wexford

Division 4

Offaly 0-14 1-10 Carlow

Wicklow 1-10 1-16 Longford

Waterford 0-13 0-15 Antrim

Hurling League Division 1A

Tipperary 2-22 1-13 Kilkenny

Galway 0-20 2-17 Cork

Division 1B

Waterford 4-30 0-10 Antrim

Laois 0-25 5-22 Wexford

Division 2A

Carlow 3-17 1-24 Kerry

Westmeath 1-22 2-10 Wicklow

Division 2B

Down 4-17 2-11 Donegal

Meath 1-15 1-17 Armagh

Division 3A

Tyrone 1-20 2-07 Louth

Monaghan 0-18 2-12 Fingal

Roscommon 0-16 0-06 Fermanagh

Division 3B

Sligo 2-10 1-15 Leitrim

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