Players from both Tyrone and Kerry could be in trouble with the Central Competitions Control Committee after a tempestuous NFL clash won by the Kingdom, 2-10 to 0-13, in Omagh on Sunday. Jack O'Connor's side held off a late Tyrone rally to avenge last September's All-Ireland final defeat, but some ugly clashes during the game and at the final whistle could yet be punished by the CCCC when they study video footage. O'Connor was at the center of things when the final whistle blew, but insisted it was all much ado about nothing afterwards. The Kerry boss said, "It was a bit of handbags stuff. We won't worry too much about that. I suppose the cameras caught it. "It was a very keenly contested game, especially the last quarter of an hour, when the adrenalin was up. It was minor stuff." Tyrone boss Mickey Harte was also quick to dismiss any notion that the incidents were all that noteworthy. "It's a highly charged situation which we wouldn't want to see developing at all but sometimes people are in that place and if things aren't sorted out quickly then it can escalate," said Harte. "I think it is unnecessary and it doesn't look good. Things like this happen from time to time, you can't condone them. You hope that it doesn't happen again." Kerry won the game by three points, but Tyrone star Sean Cavanagh took heart from his team's performance. "Anytime you play Kerry, it's going to be special and I suppose it spilt over just at the final whistle but at the end of the day, you wouldn't read too much into it," said Cavanagh. The visitors scored 2-8 in the first half and Cavanagh admitted, "We sort of knew Kerry were going to come out like that. We watched them against Donegal, and whenever they have the likes of Walsh and Cooper in there they are always very dangerous."
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