Sunday 18 March 2018

Cavanagh vows to be fit for Dubs

Tyrone's Colm Cavanagh. Photo: Sportsfile
Tyrone's Colm Cavanagh. Photo: Sportsfile

Fears that Tyrone could have to do without Colm Cavanagh for their All-Ireland SFC semi-final against Dublin have been allayed after he was able to do some light training with the squad this week.

The big midfielder had to go off in the closing stages of their comfortable victory over Armagh last Saturday after shipping a heavy knock in a challenge from Brendan Donaghy.

"It was a ball that I had to go for even though I could see out of the corner of my eye that the contact was coming," Cavanagh explained.

"It is still quite sore although I was able to take part in some of the training on Tuesday, such as ball work and running, I have to stay out of contact at the moment but hopefully that will have changed by next week."

And the Moy stalwart knows that he and his team-mates will have to be going at full tilt to be ready for the Dubs on Sunday fortnight.

"We may have been comfortable winners, but I felt that we didn't play as well as we have done in the championship to date," he said.

"It certainly won't be good enough next day against Dublin - they have been the benchmark this past few years and are the top team in the country."

Irish Independent

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