GAA: Tyrone advance to quarter final with victory over Sligo

Sligo's Brendan Egan and Sean Cavanagh of Tyrone. Pic: �INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Sligo's Brendan Egan and Sean Cavanagh of Tyrone. Pic: �INPHO/Cathal Noonan

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Tyrone 0-21 Sligo 0-14 -

Tyrone advanced to the quarter-final of the All Ireland championship thanks to a 0-21 to 0-14 victory over Sligo on Saturday evening.

The Red Hands were rarely in danger of losing the contest against the Connacht side, taking a six point lead in at the interval.

Sligo's Pat Hughes and Ronan McNamee of Tyrone. Pic: �INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Sligo's Pat Hughes and Ronan McNamee of Tyrone. Pic: �INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Led up front by the in-form Darren McCurry, Tyrone began the better of the two sides, scoring almost at will in the first half.

With Mark Bradley pulling the strings from deep, McCurry and Sean Cavanagh were able to take advantage up front, while Mattie Donnelly and Rory Brennan caused the Yeats county trouble running from deep.

Pat Hughes and Mark Breheny helped to keep Sligo in touch but Tyrone always had another gear.

A strong period midway through the second half helped put the game to bed, McCurry and Cavanagh on target, as Tyrone ran out comfortable winners.

They will now meet Monaghan in Croke Park on Saturday at 4pm.