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Published: 17:24 | 6/8/16

Mayo into semis after edging past Tyrone


Mayo are through to the All-Ireland semi-finals after edging a tight encounter with 14-man Tyrone by 0-13 to 0-12 at Croke Park

In a hard-fought game with few goalscoring chances, the pivotal moment came in the 59th minute when the Red Hand's Sean Cavanagh was dismissed after receiving a harsh second yellow for a challenge on Aidan O'Shea.

Mickey Harte's side were looking to avenge a defeat at the hands of the Westerners at the same stage in 2004 but Mayo took advantage of Cavanagh's misfortune to take the lead through the boot of Cillian O'Connor.

Although Tyrone swiftly levelled the game courtesy of a Darren McCurry free-kick, Lee Keegan's superb 65th minute point from distance proved decisive.

Tyrone had a great opportunity to force a replay deep in injury time but goalkeeper Niall Morgan's free from distance drifted wide of Mayo's right-hand post while with just one of the allotted four extra minutes remaining, Cathal McCarron blew a golden chance when firing wide from close range.

Mayo will now face Tipperary for a place in next month's All-Ireland final while Tyrone will wonder what might have been but for Cavanagh's red card.

Both sides flew out of the blocks but missed opportunities showed signs of nerves present.

It was Mayo who settled into the game first and they hit the opening score when their talisman Aidan O'Shea kicked over.

The first period was a tight affair with the margin between the teams more than a single point on only one brief occasion.

Tempers flared on the half-hour mark when both sets of players got involved in a fracas, the referee defusing the situation by awarding a hop ball.

Both sides went into the break deservedly level after Colm Boyle’s effort curled just inside the post.

It was more of the same in the second half with time and space in the attacking third at a premium, the tactical gameplan from both managers nullifying their opponents’ offensive weapons.

The game seemed destined to require a replay until the referee’s removal of Cavanagh ultimately tipped the balance in favour of Mayo.

Mayo are now the first Connacht county to reach six successive All-Ireland semi-finals.

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