All-Ireland qualifiers: Tyrone cruise to a 2-22 to 1-15 win against 14-man Kildare

Kildare's Mark Dempsey and Peter Harte of Tyrone
Peter Harte finished as Tyrone's top scorer with six points

Tyrone blasted into the fourth round of the All-Ireland qualifiers with a 10-point win over Kildare at Newbridge.

Mickey Harte's side produced a composed counter-attacking display to overwhelm their hosts, who finished with 14 men.

Goals by Michael Cassidy and Darren McCurry bookended an accomplished Red Hands display.

Kevin Feely's goal briefly fired Kildare belief but Mick O'Grady's dismissal after the restart allowed Tyrone to canter into the next round.

Following the disappointment of their Ulster semi-final loss to Donegal, Tyrone have once again been force to rebuild their season through the qualifiers and are just one more win away from joining the Ulster champions in the Super 8s after negotiating a potentially difficult fixture.

Mickey Harte's side will now face one of the beaten provincial finalists in the fourth-round draw, which takes place on Monday.

Tyrone control the tempo

Tyrone reverted to their traditional counter-attacking style in their previous qualifier against Longford and the Red Hands persisted with a more defensive set up from the start at St Conleth's Park.

The visitors funnelled 14 players behind the ball and waited for Kildare to make mistakes before stamping on the accelerator when they went on the offensive - prompted by Niall Morgan's unerring restarts.

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Cassidy's early goal was an illustration of Tyrone's early dominance as Cathal McShane drifted away from goal to gather Kieran McGeary's pass and Niall Sludden moved into the space left by his full-forward before slipping the ball to the unmarked midfielder for a simple finish.

Kildare's attempts to respond were repeatedly frustrated as the Tyrone defenders swarmed around their opponents and forced them down blind alleys.

It took some superb long-range scores by Neil Flynn and Fergal Conway to keep the hosts in contention as Tyrone opened-up a six-point lead after half an hour despite a black card for midfielder Brian Kennedy.

Red card ruins Kildare revival

The home side sparked into life just as the game appeared to be disappearing beyond their grasp.

The influential Conway produced a superb point from distance before turning playmaker for a crucial goal.

Kildare's Kevin Feely attempts to evade Ben McDonnell
Kevin Feely's goal gave Kildare some hope of an upset

The midfielder's dinked pass into Peter Kelly was quickly offloaded to the on-rushing Keith Cribbin and the forward had the presence of mind to switch against the grain to Feely, who had the simple task of finishing into an open net.

Kildare added a further two points as they matched Tyrone score-for-score during an open-ended five-minute spell before the break to give the crowd renewed encouragement.

That fragile belief was shattered in the 48th minute when O'Grady hauled down McShane as he bore down on goal and referee Paddy Neilan had no choice but to show the full-back a second yellow card.

McShane fuels Tyrone engine

McShane had been held scoreless in the opening half but the Tyrone star had been influential in creating scores for his team-mates even before his first point from play in the 37th minute.

The powerful full-forward became increasingly involved following O'Grady's departure as he finished the game with 0-5 (2f) and created spaces for the likes of Darren McCurry, Peter Harte and Mattie Donnelly to exploit.

Tyrone's Cathal McShane celebrates a score as Fergal Conway looks on
Cathal McShane was a constant threat for Tyrone

Kildare doggedly stayed in contention until the 64th minute when Tyrone's direct running tore through the opposition defence.

Conor Meyler and Michael McKernan brilliantly combined to set up McCurry at the back post for a fisted goal that fired his side into a seven-point lead and ended any prospect of an upset.

Peter Harte, McShane and substitute Conor McAliskey added further scores as the visitors eased clear with a late injury for Michael Cassidy the only negative for manager Mickey Harte as he prepares for their sixth game of the championship.

Kildare: M Donnellan; M Dempsey, M O'Grady, P Kelly (0-1); C O'Donoghue, E Doyle (c), D Hyland; K Feely (1-2), F Conway (0-3); D Slattery, C Healy, K Cribbin; A Tyrrell (0-5, 4f), B McCormack, N Flynn (0-3, 2f).

Subs: A O'Neill, T Moolick (0-1), J Hyland, E O'Flaherty, C Hartley, M Hyland, C McNally, K O'Callaghan, M Barrett, N Kelly, P Brophy.

Tyrone: N Morgan; HP McGeary, R McNamee, R Brennan (0-1); M Cassidy, K McGeary, F Burns (0-3); C Cavanagh (0-1), B Kennedy; M Donnelly (c) (0-3), N Sludden, P Harte (0-6, 3f); D McCurry (1-2), C McShane (0-5, 2f), C Meyler.

Subs: B Gallen, K Coney, R Donnelly, P Hampsey, C McAliskey (0-1), C McCann, D McClure, A McCrory, B McDonnell, M McKernan, C McLaughlin.