Tuesday 19 November 2019

Harte handed three more years


Tyrone Manager Mickey Harte. Photo: Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile
Tyrone Manager Mickey Harte. Photo: Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile
Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Mickey Harte has been given a significant vote of confidence by Tyrone GAA with an agreement reached to take the team on for a further three years.

Harte met with Tyrone officials on Monday night and a new agreement to take charge until 2020 was approved at a county board meeting last night.

Harte got a two-year extension in 2015 but has in the past liked to have his immediate future secure before the end of the season.

His failure to do so in 2015 and again this season led to speculation of a cool relationship with elements of Tyrone County Board.

Meanwhile, the GAA have released the motions for Special Congress later this month that will chiefly focus on hurling championship reform.

But among them is a motion relating to football from the Standing Rules Committee that seeks to have all kick-outs crossing the 20-metre line.

As it stands, a kick-out must only travel 13 metres and that has to led to more goalkeepers kicking out to the side and even behind their 13-metre line starting point to gather.

Most recently, Kerry goalkeeper Brian Kelly knocked one out over his own end-line in the All-Ireland semi-final replay against Mayo.

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