Fifteen years have passed since Tyrone and Dublin were involved in an unsavoury Allianz Football League opener at Healy Park.

Maybe, there was unfinished business from the sides' All-Ireland quarter-final clashes from the previous summer, but no one expected the mass brawls that punctuated a fractious encounter on 5 February, 2006.

In the end, Paul Caffrey's Dublin had more to show on the scoreboard, winning 1-09 to 1-06. That, however, was only a minor addendum to the day's events, where referee Paddy Russell sent off four and flashed 14 yellow cards.

Alan Brogan of Dublin and Tyrone's Colin Holmes received straight red cards, with Dubs midfielder Denis Bastick and then Footballer of the Year Stephen O'Neill dismissed on second yellows.

Dublin's Alan Brogan confronts Tyrone's Michael McGee while Tyrone doctor Seamus Cassidy and Dublin manager Paul Caffrey intervene

The Dubs had eight players booked, their opponents six, and many more players were fortunate to escape sanction. Russell was escorted off the field by stewards as angry fans vented their anger at the end of a game.

A fourth-minute melee involving up to 18 players set the scene for what was to follow.

Punches were clearly thrown by several players, but referee Russell chose to be lenient, flashing yellow cards at Brian Meenan and Alan Brogan.

Up For The Match, prior to the 2018 All-Ireland final, recalled the events of the day.