Tyrone made it four wins on the trot with a 3-15 to 1-14 success over Galway at Healy Park as they turned a seven points deficit into a seven points win.

But they missed out on a place in the Division One league final as Mayo got the better of Monaghan in Castlebar.

Danny Cummins punched home a goal and Shane Walsh landed five points as Galway took a 1-11 to 0-7 lead into the interval.

Peter Harte (pen) and Mattie Donnelly netted for Tyrone, and Galway managed just three second half points as their attacking system failed to function, with substitute Conall McCann adding a third Red Hand goal in stoppage time.

Harte edged the Red Hands in front from a free, but it was Galway, raiding on the counter-attack, who struck the next three scores.

David Wynne got forward to help set up a score for Johnny Heaney, and provided the searching delivery from which Michael Daly punched over a point, and it was Walsh who sent over a free for a 0-3 to 0-1 lead.

The home side, playing into a strong wind, responded with scores from Peter Harte and Michael Cassidy, but in the 17th minute the Tribesmen struck for a goal.

Antaine O Laoi sent in a tantalising delivery, and Danny Cummings rose above the reach of Ronan McNamee to punch to the net.

And when Walsh followed up with a couple of free, they led by 1-5 to 0-4.

 Pat McGeary and Johnny Heaney 

The Red Hands struggled to break down a Galway defence in which John Daly and Gareth Bradshaw stood firm, but Mattie Donnelly found a way through to knock over two quality points.

In the final ten minutes of the half, Galway pushed up on Niall Morgan’s kick-outs, to devastating effect, and they out-scored their opponents by six points to one in those closing stages, with Walsh, Michael Daly, Gareth Bradshaw and Heaney all hitting the target for a 1-11 to 0-7 interval lead.

Now facing the wind, Galway retreated deep into their own half, but were unable to withstand the Red Hand onslaught as they hit 1-2 in the opening eight minutes of the second half.

It was in the 44th minute that Eoghan Kerin conceded a penalty by dragging down McShane, and Harte slotted the kick to the bottom corner of Ruairi Lavelle’s net.

And a defensive disaster for the Galway men saw Mattie Donnelly presented with an open goal after O Ceallaigh attempted a back-pass to goalkeepr Lavelle, apparently unaware that he had wandered from his post.

Donnelly slotted the ball, soccer-style to the net from 25 metres, and suddenly Tyrone were in front.

Now Galway had to come out of their defensive shell not just to chase the gam but to avert the possibility of further serious damage

Galway played the final 20 minutes with 14 players, with Eoghan Kerin’s return from the sin-bin coinciding with Gary O’Donnell’s departure on a second booking.

And the home side finished the job off with a third goal in stoppage time from substitute Conall McCann.

Tyrone: N Morgan; P Hampsey, R McNamee, HP McGeary; C Meyler, M Cassidy (0-02), B McDonnell; C Cavanagh, R Donnelly; P Harte (1-03, 1-0 pen, 0-2f), N Sludden, K McGeary (0-01); D McClure, C McShane (0-04, 2f, 1 mark), M Donnelly (1-04).

Subs: K Coney for McDonnell (42), M McKernan for HP McGeary (42), D McCurry (0-01) for Sludden (63), C McCann (1-00) for R Donnelly (68)

Galway: R Lavelle; E Kerin, SA O Ceallaigh, D Wynne; G O’Donnell, J Daly, G Bradshaw (0-01); T Flynn, C Duggan; F O Laoi, S Walsh (0-07, 4f), J Heaney (0-03); D Cummins (1-00), M Daly (0-02), A O Laoi (0-01, f).

Subs: C D’Arcy for Duggan (h-t), E Brannigan for Cummins (56), E Finnerty for Bradshaw (65)