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Five-star Tyrone crush Cavan

Tyrone's Connor McAliskey celebrates after scoring his side's third goal
Tyrone's Connor McAliskey celebrates after scoring his side's third goal

TYRONE 5-18 CAVAN 2-17

Tyrone sent out a real warning to Donegal ahead of their provincial final meeting as they hit the net fives times in a surprisingly one-sided 5-18 to 2-17 victory over Cavan in their Ulster semi-final replay in Clones.

Cavan made the brighter start but Tyrone took control in the latter stages of the first half with Peter Harte adding two goals before the break to give Mickey Harte's men a seven-point half time advantage.

Terry Hyland remonstrated with referee David Coldrick just before the break after he decided not to award the Breffni men a penalty after Tomás Corr had been hauled down in the box.

A Cavan comeback never materialised with Connor McAliskey and subs Rory Brennan and Mark Bradley adding further Tyrone goals.

Cian Mackey and Jack Brady did find the net for Cavan but they were mere consolation scores.

Cavan must pick themselves up for a meeting with Carlow in the qualifiers next Saturday at Breffni Park while Tyrone face a mouthwatering meeting with Rory Gallagher's Donegal in the Ulster final.