One of the most pleasing things about Sunday’s win over Kildare was the sight of 2010 All Star Philip Jordan returning to action. The Moy defender deservedly picked up an All Star award last year with a string of fine performances for the county team but after picking up a niggly injury he had been rehabilitating with a view to making his return to the panel as soon as he was fully fit.
Sunday was to be the day as the dynamic wing back entered the game with fifteen minutes to go and looked as if he had lost none of his energy and class. Jordan was joined on the pitch shortly after by Brian Dooher who was also returning from a long injury lay off. Both players received fantastic receptions from the large crowd and all Tyrone supporters were delighted to see two such talented and hugely experienced stalwarts back in the fold.
However if the latest rumours are to be believed it seems a distinct possibility that Sunday’s substitute appearance against Kildare may well have been Philip Jordan’s last game for Tyrone. We sincerely hope that is not the case as Jordan was by far Tyrone’s outstanding defender in 2010 and still has lots to offer at county level. Perhaps it is time for Brian Dooher to have a chat with Philip and convince him of his importance to this panel and to put all thoughts of retirement to the back of his mind until next year at least.