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Mickey Harte Selects Strong Side

Friday 24.05.2013
Team Talk Mag
Club


A huge crowd of Club Tyrone members and prospective members assembled at Tyrone’s GAA centre at Garvaghey on Thursday evening to hear county football manager speak about Sunday’s team selection and the game with Donegal. Tyrone travel to Ballybofey hoping to prevent Jim Mc Guinness’s side from making it three Ulster Championship wins in a row over the Red Hands.
The manager has chosen a very strong side with flexibility and adaptability at the core. Defensively the half back line looks exceptionally strong with the Mc Mahon brothers and Conor Gormley a formidable trio but the real strength of this team is the ability of the players to fit into so many positions. All six defenders are very capable footballers who are equally at home in any of the defensive positions but Cathal Mc Carron and PJ Quinn will be the pair most likely detailed to look after man to man marking duties. Full back Conor Clarke’s positional flexibility allows the manager to move things around when needed while Niall Morgan’s shot stopping and accurate place kicking abilities have become increasingly important to the team.
Sean and Colm Cavanagh know they face a huge battle in midfield but with a hard working half forward line of Peter Harte, Mattie Donnelly and Mark Donnelly to support them they will feel confident that they can deliver. The inside line of team captain Stevie O’Neill, Martin Penrose and Conor Mc Aliskey has the potential to light up this game but they are also very strong on their defensive responsibilities.
Recent games between these sides have only been decided in the closing minutes and this one looks like it could go right to the wire. The strength of the various benches could prove the difference and in that regard Tyrone look to have the better options. The countdown is really on now for what is a hugely important weekend in the Tyrone GAA calendar.

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