GAA – Tyrone & Derry win to keep promotion hopes alive

Tyrone and Derry kept their promotion hopes alive on Sunday with both sides taking victories at home. In Dungannon Tyrone maintained their late push to return to Division 1 with a 0-13 to 0-5 win over a disappointing Kildare side. During the game the visitors failed to register a score for 43 minutes. Martin Penrose was top scorer for Tyrone with five points. The match had been switched from Healy Park on Saturday night following the murder in Omagh of police officer Ronan Kerr - a member of the Beragh GAA club.

At Celtic Park Derry also kept their promotion chase turning with a 1-18 to 3-8 win over relegation threatened Meath. At half time Meath lead 2-5 to 0-9 but Derry took command in the second half including a goal from Sean Leo Mc Goldrick to win by four points.

A win for Tyrone and Derry in their final games next Sunday and depending on score difference they will both be in with a shout of a place in the league final and promotion to Division 1.

Speaking to derrygaa.ie, Derry Manager John Brennan gave his reaction to Sunday's win.
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