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Corner-Back Sends Dungannon Into First Tyrone SFC Final In 34 Years

Corner-Back Sends Dungannon Into First Tyrone SFC Final In 34 Years

For the second consecutive weekend, it appeared that a Tyrone Championship game would be decided by penalties live on television.

Eight days previous, on TG4, Trillick had defeated Killyclogher on penalties in their quarter-final.

At Healy Park on Saturday, it again came down to the wire, this time between Dungannon and Errigal Ciaran on RTÉ.

Overall, it was a game which lacked in quality but did not disappoint with drama.

The match was taken to extra-time by substitute Paddy Quinn whose first possession resulted in the equalising point, levelling the game at 0-12 to 1-9.

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Late in the first half of extra-time, it looked as though it was Errigal Ciaran who would be heading to face Trillick in the county decider when substitute Ciaran McGinley hit the back of the net.

However, Dungannon fought back. And, with the final kick of the game, corner-back Ciaran Barker hit a 45 to win the game.

The score took Dungannon into their first Tyrone final since 1986 and gives them a chance of winning their first senior title since 1956.

Picture credit: Sportsfile

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