Saturday 3 December 2016

Teamwork and talent the perfect match for Tyrone

Published 28/06/2009 | 00:00

F or any county wishing to understand where football is now at, the Ulster semi-final between Derry and Tyrone was quite revealing.

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The standard of play that Tyrone are capable of is what everyone else, including Cork, must aspire to if they are to have a chance of plundering silverware in Dublin in September.

Tyrone are now used to the scrutiny that success brings. People will write about their system with particular emphasis on the defensive side of things. I am sure that suits Mickey Harte and the Tyrone side very well but there is no system in the world which guarantees winning the All-Ireland without a big number of very talented individuals. And Tyrone have most of the very best players in the right part of the field.

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