Tyrone make four changes for decider

Justin McMahon

Justin McMahon comes in for Barry Tierney in the Tyrone line-up

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte has made four changes to his side for Sunday’s Football League Division Two final against Cavan at Croke Park.

In defence, Justin McMahon is preferred to Omagh clubmate Barry Tierney, while Tiernan McCann returns for Hugh Pat McGeary, who is ruled out by injury.

Up front, Niall Sludden comes in for Padraig McNulty, while Mark Bradley replaces the injured Darren McCurry.

Ronan O’Neill moves from centre forward to corner forward.


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Under-21 goalkeeper Sean Fox will be on the bench as back-up to Mickey O’Neill, due to a hand injury which has sidelined Niall Morgan, and could also keep him out of the Ulster Championship opener against Derry next month.

There is a double boost for the Red Hands with Peter Harte’s recovery from a shoulder injury, and he has been named among the subs, along with Conor Meyler, back in contention following a spell out of action due to a hamstring problem.

Captain Sean Cavanagh will make his 100th appearance in the National League and his 220th appearance in total for Tyrone.

When Tyrone and Cavan met at Healy Park in the league opener back in January, it was the Red Hands who emerged narrow 0-10 to 0-8 winners following a tight encounter.

Tyrone: M O’Neill, A McCrory, R McNamee, C McCarron, R Brennan, J McMahon T McCann, C Cavanagh, M Donnelly, N Sludden, M Bradley, R Donnelly, C McAliskey, S Cavanagh, R O’Neill.

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