High Lights – Tyrone v Dublin 2007 in Croke Park under Lights


It’s a crisp February night and 81,678 fans head for Croke Park – a capacity crowd normally only seen in final stage matches of the All Ireland championship. There’s a real buzz in the air but this is just a National League match where such attendances are unheard of, even if two of the top counties in Gaelic football are in action.
Any meeting of Dublin and Tyrone will always be an eventful and hard fought contest and spectators will get value for money. But tonight there is an added attraction for spectators as they will be there to witness another milestone in the history of the majestic stadium that is Croke Park. The stadium is already ranked as one of the largest and most modern in Europe and with tonights switching on of the state of the art lighting Croke Park deserves a celebration and a worthy match.
The match was indeed worthy and memorable. Dublin started confidently and dominated the first half scoring but the second half saw the Tyrone comeback. After 61 minutes the sides were level and with nine minutes left it was there ‘for the taking’..

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