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COUNTY| Mixed News On Injury Front For Tyrone
There is mixed news on the injury front for Tyrone ahead of their eagerly awaited Ulster championship opener with neighbours Derry at Celtic Park on May 22nd. Ronan McNabb and Darren McCurry both returned to action at the weekend while Niall McKenna continued his return from injury when coming on as a sub and grabbing both goals for Donaghmore in their league win over Aghaloo. McNabb underwent knee surgery for a torn cruciate ligament back at the beginning of October but he took full part in training on Thursday evening with the County squad at Garvaghey. He followed that up by coming on for the last twenty minutes on Saturday evening as his club Dromore made it four wins out of four when beating Ardboe. He is unlikely to play any part against Derry but it’s a major boost for Tyrone for the summer ahead as he was a key player in their march to the All-Ireland semi-final last season with his displays earning him a deserved All Star nomination. McCurry meanwhile played for Edendork yesterday afternoon in division one against County champions Trillick and while his side were beaten he still managed to hit seven points. That was his first outing of the season for his club after damaging ankle ligaments at Tyrone training which saw him miss the Red Hands National league final triumph over Cavan. On the down side though a few players had to go off with injuries in Sunday’s club games while Tiernan McCann didn’t feature at all for Killyclogher as they lost their unbeaten record to Errigal Ciaran. Justin McMahon lasted just over twenty minutes of Omagh’s win at Clonoe when he went off as a precaution with a tight hamstring while Conor Clarke also had to go off in the same game. Rory Brennan, who has been impressive for Tyrone in defence this season, also picked up a knock in Trillick’s win at Edendork and had to be replaced. Let’s hope that none of them are serious and they will all be available to face Derry.