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Tyrone County Board Statement.
The Tyrone GAA County Board is shocked and greatly saddened to learn of the sudden death of Michaela, only daughter of our senior football team manager Mickey Harte, while on honeymoon in Mauritius. Michaela and indeed the wider Harte family of Marian, Mark, Michael and Matthew have been very closely associated with the present senior football team since Mickey took over as Tyrone minor manager in 1991.
It is difficult for us to comprehend the devastation that her new husband John and the Harte family must be feeling at this time. This tragedy will be sorely felt throughout the Tyrone GAA family and on behalf of our players, officials and members in Tyrone, and around the world we wish to express our deepest sympathy to John, Mickey, Marian, Mark, Michael and Matthew.
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This is the third major tragedy to hit the Harte family and Tyrone GAA in recent years.
Paul McGirr died in hospital on 15th June 1997 shortly after sustaining a fatal injury while playing on the Tyrone Minor team which was managed by Mickey Harte.
Team captain Cormac McAnallen died suddenly in the early hours of 2nd March 2004 shortly after leading his team mates to victory in The Dr. Mc Kenna Cup final against Donegal.
A decision on participation by Tyrone in the Dr McKenna Cup competition will be taken at a later stage.