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Colm Confident Of Being Fit To Face Dubs

Thursday 10.08.2017
Team Talk Mag
All Ireland Series


Colm Cavanagh was able to do some light training at Garvaghey on Tuesday night and he is confident of being fully fit for the massive All Ireland semi final clash with champions Dublin on August 27th.


The big midfielder, who once again drew praise from manager Mickey Harte after his display last weekend against Armagh, had to go off in the closing stages of their comfortable victory after shipping a heavy knock to his hip in a challenge from Brendan Donaghy.


He revealed that there was a bit of banter at training between him and Peter Harte, the man who supplied him the pass.


“Petey said that was us even as I had given him the pass against Mayo in the 2013 semi final when he had to go off after running into Tom Cunniffe!,” he said.


“It was a ball that I had to go for even though I could see out of the corner of my eye that the contact was coming. It is still quite sore although I was able to take part in some of the training on Tuesday such as ball work and running. I have to stay out of contact at the moment but hopefully that will have changed by next week.


In the build up to the Ulster final I wasn’t able to fully take part in training as well and it’s frustrating but I want to give it time to fully heal.”


While Tyrone were thumping eighteen point winners over the Orchard men Colm knows that they will have to improve if they are to stop Dublin’s hopes of three in a row.


“I was giving out to the boys at the start of the second half about the way that we were playing,” he said.


“We were sloppy and were giving the ball away too much and it kept coming back into our defence. We may have been comfortable winners but I felt that we didn’t play as well as we have done in the championship to date.


It certainly won’t be good enough next day out against Dublin. The have been the benchmark this past few years and are undoubtedly the top team in the Country and we will have to cut out the mistakes and take any chances that come our way if we are to beat them.”






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