Just back in the door after my short trip away and I see that, in my absence, there’s no sign as yet of our team for Sunday. The opposition have, however, named their starting fifteen and subs for our Division One league clash at McHale Park (throw-in 2pm) and here are the details:
Tyrone (NFL Division One v Mayo, 10/2/2013): Niall Morgan (Éadan na dTorc); Aidan McCrory (Aireagal Chiaráin), Justin McMahon (An Omaigh), Conor Gormley (An Charraig Mhór); Ryan McKenna (Eaglais), Joe McMahon (An Omaigh), Ronan McNamee (Achadh Uí Aráin); Conor Clarke (An Omaigh), Sean Cavanagh (An Mhaigh); Patrick McNiece (Oileán a’Ghuail), Peter Harte (Aireagal Chiaráin), Matthew Donnelly (Trí Leac); Connor McAliskey (Cluain Eo), Stephen O’Neill (Clann na nGael), Mark Donnelly (An Charraig Mhór). Subs: Pascal McConnell (An Baile Nua), Kevin Gallagher (An Baile Nua), Johnny Lafferty (Urnaí), Plunkett Kane (Oileán a’Ghuail), Danny McBride (An Srath Ban), Tiernan McCann (Coill an Chlochair), Cathal McCarron (An Droim Mór), Darren McCurry (Éadan na dTorc), Ronan O’Neill (An Omaigh), Martin Penrose (An Charraig Mhór), Barry Tierney (An Omaigh).
@TyroneGAALive have been looking at past clashes between the two sides and in doing so have noted that their sole survivor the next day from our most recent league clash with them – a rather rumbustious affair up in Omagh in February 2010, which we won by a point – is that hairy old warrior Joe McMahon. In addition, Peter Harte – named to line out at centre-forward on Sunday – came on as a sub that day.
The same source also note that the last match between the two sides at McHale Park was in April 2009 – when, incidentally, the new stand was still under construction – and which resulted in a very convenient draw, a result that saw both counties retain their Division One status.