Player ratings as Tyrone beat Mayo in All-Ireland final
Tyrone are All-Ireland champions after beating Mayo in Saturday's final.
The Red Hand were clinical and composed as Mayo again stuttered in another final chance.
Tyrone won their first All-Ireland since 2008 and here is how they rate.
Niall Morgan - 9
A bad first kickout apart, Morgan didn’t put a foot wrong. Superb all-round display.
Michael McKernan - 7
Nervy start but steadied to form part of a very solid defensive showing.
Ronan McNamee - 7
Won his duel with Aidan O’Shea, prevented a goal, got forward to set up a point too.
Padraig Hampsey - 7
Kicked a superb point early on, afforded Tommy Conroy nothing easy.
Frank Burns - 6
Reasonable, but conceded a free and a penalty which could have been costly.
Peter Harte - 8
Snuffed out Kevin McLoughlin, spectacular marked point in the second half.
Kieran McGeary - 7
Didn’t quite scale the heights of previous games but another decent shift.
Brian Kennedy - 7
A strong option on long kickouts, helped Tyrone get a foothold in the middle.
Conn Kilpatrick - 7
Big fetch which led to Tyrone’s second goal and effectively the winning of the match.
Conor Meyler - 8
Limited Paddy Durcan’s influence and was to the fore late on as Tyrone sealed the win.
Michael O’Neill - 6
Solid if unspectacular. His direct opponent Bryan Walsh had minimal impact.
Niall Sludden - 8
Cleared the ball off the line and kicked 0-2. Significant contribution.
Darren McCurry - 7
Mixed the good with the bad but was a constant threat throughout.
Mattie Donnelly - 6
Scored a nice first half point but little else of note to report.
Conor McKenna - 6
Driving run for second goal but, again, struggled outside of that.
Subs: Cathal McShane 7, Darragh Canavan 8, Ben McDonnell 6, Paul Donaghy 6, Tiarnan McCann 6.
Robert Hennelly 7
Capped a fine season with a decent display, saves from McCurry and Canavan the highlights.
Padraig O’Hora 6
Fortunate to avoid a first half black card, struggled with McCurry. Had his moments too.
Lee Keegan 9
Mayo’s finest on the day. Continually carried the fight, heroic effort from a magnificent player.
Michael Plunkett - 5
Fortunate to keep his place, his race was run by half-time.
Patrick Durcan - 6
One of a number of Mayo’s big players who didn’t quite deliver.
Stephen Coen - 8
Dealt with Mattie Donnelly, kicked a huge point, turned in a big second half.
Oisin Mullin 6
Rustiness showed at times but decision to start him didn’t backfire.
Matthew Ruane - 5
Big season but Mayo needed more from him. Misery compounded by late red.
Conor Loftus - 5
Fluffed a first half goal chance and had two draining misses in second half.
Diarmuid O’Connor - 6
Didn’t impose himself on the game, seemed to pass him by.
Aidan O’Shea - 6
Had a reasonably productive second quarter but peripheral otherwise.
Bryan Walsh - 5
Sloppy performance, wild shot at goal in second half didn’t even yield a point.
Kevin McLoughlin - 6
Didn’t get much change out of Peter Harte, frustrating evening all round.
Tommy Conroy - 7
Decent showing against a Tyrone defence that made scores hard-earned.
Ryan O’Donoghue - 7
Penalty miss will colour his performance but he did much more right than wrong.
Subs: Enda Hession 6, Jordan Flynn 6, Darren Coen 6, Aidan Orme 6, James Carr 6.
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