Friday 19 January 2018

Harte sticks with winning team

Tyrone boss Mickey Harte. Photo: Oliver McVeigh / Sportsfile
Tyrone boss Mickey Harte. Photo: Oliver McVeigh / Sportsfile Newsdesk Newsdesk

Tyrone boss Mickey Harte has stuck with the old adage of not changing a winning team for Sunday's trip to Meath.

Harte has given the nod to the 15 who started last Saturday's victory over Derry for the clash with the Royals in Pairc Tailteann.

The Red Hands, with full points from four outings, can clinch promotion at the Navan venue with two games to spare, given a combination of other results.

Harte's decision to stick with the side that routed the Oak Leafers would suggest that he is moving closer to a settled side as he builds towards the big SFC clash with Derry on May 22.

Kildare go in search of their fifth Division 2 win on the trot against Sligo on Sunday with a new midfield pairing for the Newbridge encounter as Tommy Moolick comes in to partner Kevin Feely at the expense of Daryl Flynn.

The latter's Moorefield clubmate, Kerry native Eanna O'Connor, is named at full-forward alongside Cathal McNally and Eamonn Callaghan.

KILDARE: (SF v Sligo) - M Donnellan; O Lyons, D Hyland, C Fitzpatrick; K Murnaghan, F Conway, E Powderly; K Feely, T Moolick; A Tyrrell, N Kelly, M Byrne; C McNally, E O' Connor, É Callaghan.

Tyrone: (SF v Meath)N Morgan, A McCrory, R McNamee, C McCarron, B Tierney, R Brennan, T McCann, C Cavanagh, M Donnelly, K McGeary, P Harte, R Donnelly, C McAliskey, S Cavanagh, R O'Neill.

Roscommon: (SF v Donegal) - G Claffey; S McDermott, N Collins, N McInerney; C Daly, S Purcell, D Murray; E Smith, I Kilbride; F Cregg, C Murtagh, C Devanney; C Connolly, S Kilbride, C Cregg.

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