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Tyrone V Fermanagh Mc Kenna Cup Game Off.

Thursday 13.01.2011
Team Talk Mag

Tyrone’s McKenna Cup match against Fermanagh, scheduled for Sunday, has been postponed until after the funeral of Michaela McAreavey.

The decision was taken after news that the remains of Michaela, daughter of team manager Mickey Harte, were to return home from Mauritius on Friday.

All other GAA activities in the county including the Grade Two Under 21 final between Augher and Rock which was scheduled for Dungannon on Saturday have been suspended until after the funeral on Monday.

County chairman Ciaran McLaughlin said they had spoken to the Harte family.

Initially, Mickey Harte had expressed the wish that the game should go ahead.

“We have been talking to Mickey again, we talked it through, and the conclusion we reached was that we did not want the competition to be disrespected, because it holds a lot of memories for us.

“The last time Cormac McAnallen played was in the McKenna Cup.”

“Now that we know what the arrangements are, that Michaela’s remains are going to be back at home, and there will be a wake taking place at the time that the match would have been played, we considered the new situation.

“We approached the Ulster Council with a view to putting the match back, and they agreed that we could do that.”



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