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Tomás Ó Sé Damns 'Disgraceful' Tyrone Display Against Galway

Tomás Ó Sé Damns 'Disgraceful' Tyrone Display Against Galway
By PJ Browne Updated

Galway began their return to the top tier of the National League in fine fashion on Sunday, defeating last year's All-Ireland semi-finalists Tyrone.

On a rotten day in Tuam, Tyrone managed to put just eight points on the board. Galway managed nine plus a goal after just 16 seconds from new captain Damien Comer as they won by four points.

For Tyrone there was the mitigating factor of Darren McCurry's red card in the first half. Still, speaking on RTÉ's League Sunday, Tomás Ó Sé felt Tyrone's amount of scores from play was a disgrace.

Three points [actually four] from play today from Tyrone, it's disgraceful really when you think about it. If they're going to have any chance of progressing in the All-Ireland series - it might be good enough to win an Ulster, that type of defensive football.

You saw Donegal going to Killarney today, they rattled 3-14, at least they're trying to go forward.

On Saturday, Ó Sé watched as his native An Ghaeltacht fell to Tyrone's Moy in the All-Ireland intermediate club semi-final. It was a display of football he likely endured with an even more furrowed grimace than he had on Sunday.

Ó Sé believes that Tyrone have the creativity to play good football - it's just that the handbrake is firmly pulled up.


Three points from play with the players like McAliskey, McCurry, Mattie Donnelly, Cathal McShane, Niall Sludden - creative players - let them play. I think that the style of play that Tyrone have at the moment is stifling them.

They seem to be starting out the same way. Is it to get results? I'm not sure, they're not getting it. That was a poor start from them. They have the Dubs coming to Omagh next weekend, that'll be another tough one for them.

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