Tyrone have named a very strong team for their first game in this year’s Barrett Lighting Mc Kenna Cup game against UUJ. The halfback line of Davy Harte, Conor Gormley and Ryan Mc Menamin is the most experienced line on the team. Debuts have been handed to Ciaran Girvan in the half forward line and Aidan Mc Crory at corner back. The full lineout is Johnny Curran, Aidan Mc Crory, Cathal Mc Carron, Marty Swift, Davy Harte, Conor Gormley, Ryan Mc Menamin, Aidan Cassidy, Sean Cavanagh, Colm Cavanagh, Brian Mc Guigan, Ciaran Girvan, Martin Penrose, Stephen O’Neill and Mark Donnelly.
This will be a first competitive runout for Augher player Aidan Cassidy since suffering a serious ankle injury while playing for his club in a league match against Loughmacrory. His pairing with Sean Cavanagh at midfield is sure to attract a lot of interest and it is hoped a large crowd will turn out at Healy Park to support the team as Tyrone take to the pitch for the first time following the tragic death of Michaela Mc Areavey.