Tyrone name unchanged team for All-Ireland final

By Niall Gartland

TYRONE have named an unchanged starting line-up on the eve of tomorrow’s All-Ireland final against Mayo.

Feargal Logan and Brian Dooher have decided to name the same team that qualified for the decider with a fantastic semi-final victory against Kerry, with Padraig Hampsey set to leading the team out as captain.


There has been much debate about whether Cathal McShane, who weighed in with 1-3 against Kerry, would get his first start of the year, but he has been named on the bench. There is, however, a possibility that changes will be made before tomorrow’s 5pm throw-in.

There are a few changes on the sub’s bench with Donaghmore goalkeeper Lorcan Quinn included on the match-day panel, as are Carrickmore duo Jonathan and Cormac Munroe. Niall Kelly has also been recalled to the ’26’, though it appears that Richie Donnelly and Rory Brennan are set to miss out for the third game in a row.

Mayo, meanwhile, have also named their team and make two changes from their All-Ireland semi-final triumph over Dublin with Enda Hession (wing-back) replacing Eoghan McLaughlin, who fractured his jaw in a challenge with Dublin’s John Small. Bryan Walsh also replaces Darren McHale in the half-forward line. However, there has been speculation all week that Eoghan McLaughlin and talented defender Oisin Mullin may be passed fit to start.

Tyrone team:

1. Niall Morgan

2. Michael McKernan

3. Ronan McNamee


4. Padraig Hampsey

5. Frank Burns

6. Peter Harte

7. Kieran McGeary

8. Brian Kennedy

9. Conn Kilpatrick

10. Conor Meyler

11. Michael O’Neill

12. Niall Sludden

13. Darren McCurry

14. Matthew Donnelly

15. Conor McKenna

16. Lorcan Quinn. 17. Mark Bradley. 18 Darragh Canavan. 19 Paul Donaghy. 20 Niall Kelly. 21.Tiernan McCann. 22. Ben McDonnell. 23. HP McGeary. 24. Cathal McShane. 25 Jonathan Munroe. 26. Conor Shields/Cormac Munroe


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