Player ratings as Tyrone beat Mayo in All-Ireland final

Tyrone’s Darren McCurry celebrates a point (Image: ©INPHO/James Crombie)

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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.

TYRONE

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 Conory 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.

James Horan

MAYO

Robert Hennelly 8

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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