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Kerry end Tyrone final dream as Red Hands let lead slip away

Paul Geaney and David Clifford celebrate a late score Credit: INPHO

All-Ireland SFC semi-final - Kerry 1-18 0-18 Tyrone

Tyrone's hopes of meeting Dublin in the All-Ireland Final for the second year running were crushed as they let a half-time lead slip away.

Leading Kerry by four points going into the second-half, Mickey Harte's men looked on course to be making their way back to Croke Park next month.

However, it wasn't to be.

Kerry came out after the break and dominated as Tyrone's dreams disintegrated after looking like they were in cruise control.

Peter Keane celebrates after the game with Tom O'Sullivan Credit: INPHO

A usually clinical Cathal McShane missed two chances on goal which he couldn't convert for the Red Hands.

On the other hand, the Kingdom's Brian Clifford put away two superb efforts which changed the course of the game.

Stephen O'Brien's goal for Kerry in the second half put his side into the lead for the first time in the match and it ultimately sealed Kerry's position in September's final.

It will be a tough ask for Peter Keane's men as they seek to stop Dublin winning their fifth All-Ireland title in a row, but a challenge they will no doubt be up for.

Paul Murphy blocked by Colm Cavanagh Credit: INPHO