Mayo secure their first points of the campaign, while Tyrone complete sensational comeback in Newbridge 7 years ago

Mayo secure their first points of the campaign, while Tyrone complete sensational comeback in Newbridge

Mayo have secured their first points of the 2014 National Football League campaign, beating Kerry 2-15 to 1-13 in Castlebar.

Alan Freeman, as is so often the case, was the hero for Mayo with a crucial personal tally of 1-05.

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Mayo went into the half-time break 2-07 to 0-11 in the lead thanks to strikes from Freeman and Jason Doherty.

A goal from Stephen O’Brien in the 39th gave the Kingdom some hope of getting back into the game but they encountered a tough Mayo side whose six unanswered points – courtesy of Freeman (4), Kevin McLoughlin and Enda Varley – proved the difference between the two sides at the final whistle.

Meanwhile, Tyrone achieved the most improbable victory we’re likely to see all season with two late, late goals to beat Kildare in Newbridge.

The Lilywhites looked set for their second victory of the campaign as they led by five points with 70 minutes on the clock.

On the tenth anniversary of the passing of midfielder Cormac McAnallen, first Ronan O’Neill and then Mark Donnelly struck in injury time to seal the one-point victory - 3-16 to 1-21 - for the Red Hands.