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Ladies trounce Down to reach third consecutive final

Neamh Woods gets her pass away

Tyrone remain on course for three-in-a-row Ulster intermediate titles after their one-sided win over Down on Saturday evening.

With 38 points the margin, manager Gerry Moane was first to admit that his side will have tougher days ahead after watching a new look selection ease to the decider at Brewster Park on June 17 with plenty to spare.

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“It was all about getting over the line, getting the result,” admitted the Fermanagh native whose side will face the winners of the second semi-final that features Fermanagh and Down at Omagh next weekend.

“It was all about Tyrone today and what we would bring to the table, we knew what Down would bring to the table what they were capable of, they never threatened and we were very clinical. We go on to the final and accept it will be another challenge, our girls delivered all over the park.”

Tyrone rattled in two early goals and that set them on their way. Leading by 22 points at the break, there was never any doubt about the outcome. Making things better for the Tyrone boss was the fact that Tyrone introduced a handful of new faces.

“We gave a lot of girls game time, we had a new full back and full forward, they came up from the minors last year,.It will be so important to have players well versed in championship football by the time the All Ireland series comes around, it’s going to be a long hard summer with the new group series.”

The 7-22 to 0-5 score line tells it’s own story, the Tyrone boss happy with the way his side won the game and the manner of the way they executed their game plan.

“Yes we got the scores but it was the way that we managed the game that pleased us, we kept the scoreboard ticking over and we controlled things. It was to our pace and we played well, the way we manage games will be important as we go on.”

It’s the old cliché but Moane confirmed it’s very much one game at a time for his side as they look now to Brewster Park on June 17.

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