Tyrone safely through to third round of All Ireland qualifiers with win over Longford

Tyrone's Niall Sludden and Darren Quinn of Longford
Tyrone's Niall Sludden and Darren Quinn of Longford

Tyrone ran out four-point winners against Longford at Pearse Park to reach the third round of the All-Ireland qualifiers.

Two goals in the opening 16 minutes paved the way for a 2-15 to 1-14 victory for the Red Hand County, who led for most of the game.

The opening goal on nine minutes came from a Cathal McShane shot which went in off home keeper Paddy Collum.

McShane fisted the second six minutes later from a Michael Cassidy pass.

Iarla O’Sullivan grabbed the home side’s goal in injury time but it was too late to deny Tyrone a comfortable passage to the next round.