Two changes for Tyrone

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I had thought we’d be first out the gate with team details for this fixture but life is full of surprises – we haven’t named our pick yet but Tyrone announced their team last night. Here it is:

Tyrone (NFL Division One v Mayo, 3/2/2019): Niall Morgan (Éadan na dTorc); Michael McKernan (Oileán a’Ghuail), Ronan McNamee (Achadh Uí Aráin), Hugh Pat McGeary (Cabhán a’Chaortainn); Tiernan McCann (Coill an Chlochair), Rory Brennan (Trí Leac), Peter Harte (Aireagal Chiaráin); Brian Kennedy (Doire Lochain), Declan McClure (Cluain Eo); Matthew Donnelly (Trí Leac), Niall Sludden (An Droim Mhór), Kieran McGeary (Cabhán a’Chaortainn); Darren McCurry (Éadan na dTorc), Cathal McShane (Eoghan Ruadh Uí Néill), Lee Brennan (Trí Leac).

That team contains two changes from the side that started against Kerry the last day. In come Kieran McGeary and Lee Brennan (a player who ran riot against us in the corresponding fixture last year) to replace Liam Rafferty and DD Mulgrew.

Nine of the team named to play for Tyrone on Sunday also lined out from the start in last September’s All-Ireland final, with a further two introduced off the bench that day. Full details on Tyrone’s match-day 26 for Sunday are here.

By the way, our match on Sunday at Healy Park forms part of a double-header at the venue that afternoon. Tyrone play Louth beforehand in hurling and that NHL Division 3A clash gets underway at 12.30pm.

Tickets for Sunday’s match are still available at pre-purchase prices in participating Centra and SuperValu outlets – details here – so if you want to avail of these lower prices then you need to get your stakes on. Or maybe your skis, given the prevailing weather.

7 thoughts on “Two changes for Tyrone

  1. How many changes had Tyrone from team named when we played them last year?
    Interesting how some teams name the match day 26, all we ever name is the 15.

  2. Nine of the team that played in the All Ireland missing Padraig Hampsey LFB, Frank Burns CHB, Colm Cavanagh MF and the full fowrard line of Mark Bradley, Richard Donnelly and Connor McAliskey. Lee Brennan is probably a better option for them many Tyrone supporters felt he should be a starter, his brother Rory also comes in at CHB. New midfield in Kennedy and McClure for them so its a good game to test them as well, Hampsey is their biggest lost, Hugh Pat Geary wouldnt win many sprints so Diskin if selected should have room to work.

  3. Anybody know what the arrangements for refund of tickets purchased in Centra/Supervalu if the game is called off, as seems very possible given the weather forecast. Are they refundable where purchased or is it a case of their being valid when the game is played? Not everybody can be sure of being able to attend the refixed game.

  4. We have a very young team picked for Sunday. James McCormack, Fionn
    McDonagh and Ciaran Treacy in for Colm Boyle, Fergal Boland and Evan Regan

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