Tyrone All-Ireland Minor Football Champions 2008
Tyrone leaped to third spot in the All-Ireland minor football championship roll of honour, after digging deep in extra-time to ensure this five-point victory at Pearse Park in Longford.
Level on eight occasions in normal time, including three times in the first half, Tyrone produced the goods in extra-time, holding Mayo scoreless in the opening period as they led by 0-17 to 0-14 at the break.
A goal within 20 seconds of the restart from Conor O’Neill after a mistake by Mayo keeper Robert Hennelly, propelled Tyrone to victory.
Despite midfielder James Cafferty fisting home a 79th-minute goal for Mayo to cut the gap to four points, this was mere consolation for his side as Tyrone ensured a first ever senior-minor All-Ireland double for an Ulster side.
Kyle Coney (0-05) claimed the man-of-the-match award, and held the Red Hands together at vital stages in this replay.
Afterwards, joint captains Ronan McNabb and Ryan Pickering accepted the Tom Markham Cup from GAA President Nickey Brennan.
Back: Kevin Mossey, Aidan Connolly, Ciaran Girvan, Matthew Donnelly, Peter Harte, Paddy McNeice, Ruairi Keenan, Niall McKenna, Gavin Teague, Brian Kelly, Ronan Tierney, Sean Warnock, Shane O’Neill, Conor O’Neill. Front: Ronan McAnenly, Michael Slane, Kyle Coney, Ronan McNabb, Tim Harney, Diarmaid McNulty, Stephen McCrory, Finbar McQuaid, Martin Rodgers. On Ground: Brian McGarvey.
Size: 450mm x 320mm (17 3/4” x 12 1/2”)