Sunday 4 December 2016

Mickey Harte back on sidelines after surgical procedure as Tyrone get ready for Donegal

Published 22/04/2015 | 02:30

Mickey Harte had been recovering at home after a surgical procedure at the beginning of the month which forced him to miss Tyrone's last League game against Kerry that ended in a draw and ultimately condemned them to Division 2 for 2016
Mickey Harte had been recovering at home after a surgical procedure at the beginning of the month which forced him to miss Tyrone's last League game against Kerry that ended in a draw and ultimately condemned them to Division 2 for 2016

Mickey Harte made a welcome return to Tyrone training last night just over three weeks out from their Ulster Championship opener against Donegal.

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Harte had been recovering at home after a surgical procedure at the beginning of the month which forced him to miss Tyrone's last League game against Kerry that ended in a draw and ultimately condemned them to Division 2 for 2016. However, the long-serving manager did meet the team on the morning of that match.

In his absence, Tony Donnelly - his long-time sidekick who stepped aside from the management team last year - returned to take charge of affairs alongside current selectors Gavin Devlin and Peter Donnelly.

Meanwhile, Harte's captain Sean Cavanagh is understood to be recuperating from a troublesome knee injury that required a minor corrective procedure last week, which has put a question mark over his ability to be fit for the team's summer opener against Donegal.

The Moy clubman is currently on crutches, but he is understood to be confident of making a quick return to training in order to get himself right for the May 17 clash in Ballybofey.

Irish Independent

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