MANAGERS of the Tyrone teams are delighted with the diverse opposition their players will face in this year’s SuperCupNI competition.
In Tuesday evening’s draw, staged at the Hilton Hotel, Templepatrick, the Tyrone seniors were paired against Beijing Morning Star (China), O’Higgins (Chile) and County Antrim.
The Juniors, managed by Martin Gallagher, Sion Mills, were meanwhile drawn against Plymouth Argyle, New Zealanders MS Select and County Londonderry.
David Harvey, who has taken charge of the Premier squad for the first time this year was happy with the hand his players had been dealt.
“It’s going to be a great experience for the players playing against different teams from different cultures and obviously different styles,” he said.
“We are going to be playing a team from China, one from Chile and then a county team. You can’t get much different than that.”
Under-15 boss Gallagher was likewise happy with his lot.
“We have a wee bit of everything in there,” said the North Tyrone man.
“I’m pleased with the draw and I think it gives us a fighting chance.”
Both Red Hand county teams were finalised last week following a series of trials and friendly games.
Harvey and Gallagher have named 18-man squads with four players put on a stand-by list.
Junior: Callum MacGregor; Lee McCullagh, Ben Gallagher; Ethan McGee; Connor Williamson; Marito Marcal; Olivio Gutterres; Matthew Allen; Fintan Coney; Cameron Faulkner; Ronan McAleer; Matthew Doherty; Peter Bell; Matthew McIlwaine; Matthew Thomas Smith; Corey Lindsay; Ronan McGinley; Oran McGrath.
Premier: Adam Pollock; Daniel Boyle; Ciaran Magee; John Scott; Matthew Glendinning; Anthony McCullagh; Tyler Anderson; Aodhan Bishop; Niall McGinley; Fearghal McGarrity; Adam Young; Andrew Scott; George Curran; Sean Graham; Torigh Nicolas; Eoin Gallagher; Jamie Burke; Thomas Mullen.
MARVELLOUS Marito Marcal grabbed a spectacular hat-trick as the Tyrone Juniors bounced back to defeat MS Select this afternoon