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Brennan steps aside from Tyrone panel

Brennan starred in last year’s Super Eights win over Donegal

By Niall Gartland

LEE Brennan has decided to step away from the Tyrone panel after a recent lack of game-time, the Ulster Herald can reveal.

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The Trillick forward informed Mickey Harte of his decision over the weekend, and lined out in his club’s Division One match against Omagh on Saturday afternoon, scoring three points in a 3-6 to 1-9 defeat.

While his decision to pull the pin comes as a blow ahead of Saturday’s Ulster Championship quarter-final against Antrim, it isn’t a monumental shock as he seems to have fallen down the pecking order this season.

Brennan’s only league start was in a round two defeat to Mayo on February 3, and barring a 15-minute cameo against Cavan, he accrued no further game-time in Tyrone’s Division One campaign.

Nor did he feature in Tyrone’s Ulster Championship preliminary round over Derry a week ago, which seems to have been the final straw for the out-of-favour 23-year-old.

The news comes in the wake of Ronan O’Neill’s decision to leave the panel ahead of the championship, which possibly leaves Tyrone a little light on attacking options with Mark Bradley presently out of the picture as well.

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