They led by seven points at one stage, but had to dig themselves out of a hole after Down hit back with a goal.
The Red Hand were ahead by 0-4 to 0-1 after just eight minuets and held a 0-9 to 0-4 interval lead, all of their scores coming from play.
Down gave themselves renewed hope with a superb Donal O’Hare goal, but Tyrone held on.
Scorers for Tyrone: D McCurry 0-4 (1f), C McAliskey (1 ’45), C Daly 0-3 each, T Canavan, R Donnelly 0-2 each, C Clarke, P Mallon 0-1 each
Scorers for Down: D O’Hare 1-0, D Savage 0-3 (3f), K McClorey, M Bagnall, C Gough R McGarry, S McArdle 0-1 each
TYRONE: D McAnenly; B Tierney, D McNally, HP McGeary; N Sludden, C Clarke, T McCann; H Og Conlan S Warnock; S Tierney, T Canavan, R Donnelly; D McCurry, C McAliskey, C Daly.
Subs: P Mallon for Tierney, P McNulty for McCann, C Grugan for Donnelly, J Munroe for Warnock, S McGuigan for Canavan.
DOWN: S Harrison; M Clarke, S McNamee, R McAleenan; K McClorey, G McGovern, D McKibben; N McParland, C Gough; J McClean, C Clarke, M Bagnall; D Savage, R McGarry, D O’Hare.
Subs: K Quinn for McClean, S McArdle for Gough, N Madine for McGarry, J Johnston for Savage.
Referee: N Mooney (Cavan).