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Tyrone game postponed

The Tyrone v Fermanagh Dr McKenna Cup clash which was scheduled for Sunday has been postponed until after the funeral of Michaela McAreavey.

The Tyrone County Board revealed last night that the decision had been taken following confirmation that the remains of Michaela, daughter of team manager Mickey Harte, are due home from Mauritius today.

Harte had earlier expressed the wish that the game would go ahead but, following further discussions, it was decided that the team will not fulfil the fixture this weekend.

All other GAA activities in the county have also been suspended until after the funeral on Monday.

"Obviously we have been taking the wishes of the manager and the Harte family into account," said county chairman Ciaran McLaughlin.

Tyrone will now play their opening group game on Wednesday at Healy Park against UUJ.

Elsewhere, there are two changes of venues for this weekend's Kehoe Cup fixtures.

Louth will now play Roscommon in Termonfeckin and Fingal will meet Wicklow in Fr Lawless Park, Swords.

Irish Independent