Player ratings as Tyrone beat Mayo in All-Ireland final

By Pat Nolan

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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