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Tyrone and Derry reach final

Updated: Sunday, 22 Jan 2012 18:09

Derry held off Down's challenge to reach the final
Derry held off Down's challenge to reach the final

Tyrone beat Fermanagh for the second time this week to set up a Power NI Dr McKenna Cup final with Derry.

The Ernesiders led by two points at the break thanks to Seamus Quigley’s goal but the second-half was dominated by the Red Hand as they won 2-12 to 1-04.

Owen Mulligan and Ronan O’Neil hit the goals for Mickey Harte’s side and meant more disappointment for Peter Canavan against his native county.

Derry will provide Tyrone’s opposition in the McKenna decider. The Oak Leafers started with Paddy Bradley in their line-up and he opened the scoring at the Morgan Athletic Ground with a point.

However, Aidan Carr’s three scores helped Down lead by 0-04 to 0-03 at the break.

But four second-half points in succession helped Derry emerge claim the win in a closely-fought encounter, 0-11 to 0-09.