Tyrone claimed their first DrMcKenna Cup title since 2007 following an impressive comeback from six points down against Derry at the Athletic Grounds on Saturday night. Mickey Harte’s side toppled the reigning champions with a powerful second half display, which was greatly aided by the dismissal of Derry’s Jason Conway after just 18 minutes. Two minutes previously, Paddy Bradley had given John Brennan’s side a six-point advantage with a well-taken goal. Tyrone struggled for long periods in the opening half but an Owen Mulligan goal in stoppage time, quickly followed by a Cathal McCarron point, left the sides level at 1-5 apiece at the break. The Red Hands seized the initiative on the resumption of play and points from Stephen O’Neill and Mattie Donnelly pushed them further ahead. Tyrone were seven points clear and cruising when Derry grabbed a consolation goal in stoppage time, Cailean O’Boyle hitting the back of the net from the penalty spot. It finished Tyrone 1-14 Derry2-8
Tyrone Manager Mickey Harte.
Derry Manager John Brennan.