Tyrone name their team for Sunday

Tyrone have also named their team for Sunday. In fact, they’ve gone one further and named their subs’ list too. Here are the full details:

Tyrone (NFL Division One v Mayo. 9/2/2014): Niall Morgan (Edendork); Aidan McCrory (Errigal Ciaran), Conor Clarke (Omagh), Barry Tierney (Omagh); Ciaran McGinley (Errigal Ciaran), Peter Harte (Errigal Ciaran), Tiernan McCann (Killyclogher); Colm Cavanagh (The Moy), Conan Grugan (Omagh); Emmet McKenna (Egish), Shay McGuigan (Ardboe), Peter Hughes (Eskra); Darren McCurry (Edendork), Matthew Donnelly (Trillick), Ronan O’Neill (Omagh). Subs: Michael O’Neill (Clonoe), Dermot Carlin (Killyclogher), Sean Cavanagh (The Moy), Kyle Coney (Ardboe), Mark Donnelly (Carrickmore), Connor McAlliskey (Clonoe), Danny McBride (Strabane), Ryan McKenna (Eaglais), Ronan McNabb (Dromore), Ronan McNamee (Aghyaran), Patrick McNiece (Coalisland).

As this article in Word in Sport confirms, the above team shows five changes from the one that started in the draw with Derry last Saturday night. Two players – Emmet McKenna and Tiernan McCann – will be making their league debuts for the Red Hand on Sunday.

The above team is radically changed from the one that started last year’s All-Ireland semi-final against our lads. Only five of that semi-final team – Conor Clarke, Ciaran McGinley, Peter Harte, Colm Cavanagh and Mattie Donnelly – are named to start on Sunday though a number of others, including one S Cavanagh (The Moy), are named amongst the subs.

12 thoughts on “Tyrone name their team for Sunday

  1. Looks like nobody here cares much about the Tyrone team – I guess we’ll just wait and see what they bring to the table…..

  2. dont know enough about most of the players, I know they took the pre-league games seriously, would love if we took points on Sunday , i have a bad feeling we are going to need them and will rue the one we left behind in Kildare..

  3. Yeah, the fixtures have not really been kind to us, playing Kildare and Tyrone (both teams are still unbeaten this year) away from home in our first two games. Then again I suppose it meant that Mayo had to hit the ground running. I heard Sean Cavanagh giving an interview on the gaa.ie website, he reckons they are looking for revenge for the semi-final defeat last year, so it will be a very tough game. It would be great to get something out of this game, especially with a three week break coming up after this game. Then we have three of our last five games at home. Fingers crossed we will get a good result this week-end…..

  4. I think Tyrone should be looking for revenge, they were lucky to not lose that game by a 10 or 12 points instead of 6. Mayo squandered a serious amount of chances on the day, even after Tyrone were dead and buried. We done the same in the previous semi against Dublin, wides and goals missed that would have buried Dublin.
    If we are to move on and win Sam we need to be taking more of our chances. Simple as that, we need to compose ourselves like Kerry and Dublin

  5. I suppose my two cents on the Tyrone team, what with the in-laws and having been at the Tyrone-Derry game last week:

    – Cathal McCarron emigrating to London has been a big blow to them, as he was their best performer in the backline last year. Conor Clarke is strong at full back, but both defensive flanks are very inexperienced. Peter Harte at centre back, while an asset going forward, is not a very adept tackler, somewhat similiar to our own Donie Vaughan. Derry kicked a pile of wides against them last weekend and should have won – so I think it would be fair to say that our forwards should be on top – otherwise we have a big problem.

    – At midfield, we all know Colm Cavanagh, the other lad Grugan is a newbie with a fine left foot, scored 1-1 against Derry with his goal very similiar to Jason Gibbons’ one. Didn’t win much around the middle though.

    – Half forward line are all newbies as well – Shay McGuigan is Brian’s younger brother, and showed some nice touches and sprayed a few passes, but drifted out of the game. One for the future though.

    – Full forward line, I would be extremely wary of. Darren McCurry was on fine form with the frees, and Ronan O’Neill seems to have put his injury jinx behind him and was hugely influential against Derry. Two very quick and accurate players. As for Mattie Donnelly, Tyrone people don’t think he should be playing full forward and he didn’t excel there the other night – he’s better out the field.

    – With their quality on the bench, I expect Tyrone to finish strongly when they bring on the likes of Cavanagh and Mark Donnelly, so we’d better be in pole position by then, otherwise ….

  6. As i said before this is going to be a tough hard slog in Omagh.Certainly their backs will be stuck to us like glue and more than likely will turn the game messy .we need to play direct football if we carry into traffic we are fucked and they will turn us over at midfield.Containing Cavanagh will be half the battle.Hopefully gibbons and o shea dictate the middle of the park
    We do them things we will come out on top by a couple of points.But i just hope to god they don’t start messing around in the forward line debating on whether to pass or shoot.We need to get fucking ruthless up front and decisive and making the most of possession.

  7. Yeah David, these are the types of games we need to win alright to move on to the next level of actually winning some major silverware, tough hard games away from home. These games are so hard to predict too, as its so hard to know where teams are in terms of their fitness levels and with both teams having second choice players playing as well. In saying that, Mayo could have easily beaten Kildare last week, even though they were well ahead of us, in terms of training done, over the past number of weeks. In relation to last year’s semi-final against Tyrone, it actually took our corner-back to come up the field and kick two points to get us going in that game and our half-back as well scored a point from play. In hindsight that should really have been a red flag for us. Why was it, that a corner-back had to put the ball over the bar for us from play. Our forwards did not score from play in that first half. That’s something that we have to put right, if we are to improve this year….

  8. If we can repeat last Sundays honest performance and avoid black cards to our key players I think we will sneak it.

  9. I felt sorry for our Billy Joe who they left out in the rain and wind 🙂 good second half despite conditions.the ref is busy.might be another red card yet .

  10. Cathal McCarron is a huge loss to Tyrone. I thought he was outstanding at corner back against us last August. Don’t know much about a lot of those lads to be honest

  11. Best of luck in Omagh. It will be tough!

    Unfortunately I won’t make it. I will be in Croker supporting Kiltane. I’m confident they’ll finish the job and bring the All-Ireland Intermediate title over the Shannon in to the West, on to Mayo and then the ceremonial walk across Corrick bridge to the first of the five parishes of Erris.

    Happy days, please God !

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