Tyrone’s defence of their Ulster Championship crown will begin on Sunday June 5th at Healy Park with a 3:30pm throw in time. Their match against Monaghan is a rematch of the 2010 Ulster Final when the Farney County came into the game bristling with confidence but were on the receiving end of quite a heavy defeat. They found Tyrone in full battle mode as the Red Hand Men produced their best display of the year to easily overcome Seamus Mc Eneaney’s side. Monaghan exited from the championship less than a week later having failed to recover from their provincial final disappointment.
A lot has changed since then for Monaghan with Banty being replaced as team manager by his namesake and former county star Eamon Mc Eneaney. There has been some speculation about retirements and withdrawals from the Monaghan set up but the former Louth team boss will be sure to use the draw with Tyrone as a carrot to motivate and challenge his charges.