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Roscommon Upset Tyrone in Stunning All-Ireland SFC Clash

Roscommon Upset Tyrone in Stunning All-Ireland SFC Clash

Roscommon delivered a shock to Tyrone in a gripping All-Ireland SFC Preliminary Quarter-Final at O’Neill’s Healy Park, securing a 0-14 to 0-12 victory. The Rossies’ dynamic performance propelled them to Croke Park for the next round, showcasing superior energy and determination over their Red Hand opponents.

Match Recap

From the outset, Roscommon displayed relentless energy and strategic prowess, preventing Tyrone from establishing their rhythm. Donie Smith and Diarmuid Murtagh’s clinical scoring early on set the tone for Roscommon’s dominance, as they controlled proceedings with aggressive pressing and efficient use of possession.

Roscommon’s Dominance

Taking advantage of favorable wind conditions, Roscommon capitalized on turnovers and defensive lapses, building a commanding lead in the first half. Their attacking trio of Murtagh, Cregg, and Cox relentlessly pushed forward, extending their advantage with well-taken points and forcing Tyrone onto the defensive.

Tyrone’s Struggles

Tyrone struggled to find their footing throughout the match, plagued by unforced errors and a lack of fluency in their attacks. Despite efforts to rally in the second half with substitutions injecting fresh energy, including debutant Eoin McElholm’s immediate impact, they fell short in breaking Roscommon’s resilient defense.

Late Drama and Roscommon’s Resolve

As the match intensified in the closing stages, Tyrone narrowed the gap with accurate free kicks from Darren McCurry and Michael McKernan’s late score. However, Roscommon’s composure under pressure was evident as they managed to hold off Tyrone’s late surge, sealing the victory with a decisive stoppage-time point from Daire Cregg.


Roscommon’s victory marks a significant upset in the 2024 championship, highlighting their ability to perform under pressure and execute their game plan effectively against a formidable Tyrone side. The Rossies now look forward to a challenging encounter in the All-Ireland quarter-finals, buoyed by their impressive display against Tyrone.

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