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COUNTY | Seven Up For Harte

Friday 13.11.2015
Team Talk Mag

All Ireland U21 winning Captain Kieran McGeary is one of seven newcomers who have been called into the Tyrone senior panel by manager Mickey Harte.

The Pomeroy clubman will be joined by his brother Hugh Pat, who won an All-Ireland minor medal in 2010, as well as Coalisland’s Padraig Hampsey who also played a key role in defence as the Red Hands ended a fourteen year wait for National U21 honours.

The list includes two other members of the 2010 minor side in Harry Og Conlon and Niall Sludden. Conlon captained his club Edendork to Intermediate championship honours this year while Dromore’s Sludden has been one of the most consistent players in Tyrone club football for a few years.

Former minor and U21 star Jonathan Munroe has also got the nod following a series of eye catching performances for Carrickmore as they reached the recent division one league final. The seventh player is the youngest of them all, Ardboe’s David Mulgrew.

He played in the All-Ireland minor final in 2013 and only this season completed a third year in a row at that level. The new additions mean that there will be eight players from this year’s U21 side in the senior squad.

“The seven lads have been invited onto the panel from now until the end of the McKenna Cup,” said Mickey Harte.  “After the end of that competition we will sit down and review the panel before naming our squad for the National league.”

The introduction of these seven players will no doubt bring added pace and energy to a squad of players who just came up short of reaching an All-Ireland final this season when falling narrowly to Kerry in the last four.




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