Friday 19 January 2018

McGuigan impresses on return after answering Tyrone SOS

Colm Keys

Colm Keys

BRIAN McGuigan returned to Tyrone football last night after answering Mickey Harte's SOS call.

With the Red Hands hit by a series of season-ending injuries, Harte approached McGuigan to come out of retirement. He was one of several of last winter's high-profile retirements and the Ardboe star responded quickly by lining out in a training match in Clogher last night where he impressed.

Harte has had to take dramatic action after losing a host of players, including Sean Cavanagh and forwards Kyle Coney and Ronan O'Neill, for the rest of the season.

McGuigan still has a short time to get up to inter-county speed as Tyrone take on Armagh in their Ulster SFC opener in just over a week's time.

Suggestions that other retired Tyrone players could be invited back may be premature.

Irish Independent

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