Wednesday 17 October 2018

'Maybe they should look in the mirror and brighten up a wee bit ' - Mickey Harte claims Tyrone critics have an 'agenda'

Harte: “Maybe they should look in the mirror and brighten up a wee bit and look at the bright side of life.” Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Harte: “Maybe they should look in the mirror and brighten up a wee bit and look at the bright side of life.” Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Donnchadh Boyle

Donnchadh Boyle

After watching his side scrape past Meath in Navan, Tyrone manager Mickey Harte hit back at critics of his side, who he insists have an "agenda".

A public spat between Tyrone assistant manager Gavin 'Horse' Devlin and former captain Sean Cavanagh played out in the media last week.

And when asked about the exchange, Harte insisted critics of his side "have an agenda which is negative".

"Everyone's entitled to their own opinion," began the Tyrone manager. "If that's the way people feel about something then they can share that with whoever they like. I'm happy to stand on my own two feet and I'm happy to do things the way we try to do them for the betterment of Tyrone football, and for the players we have at our disposal. And if somebody thinks differently then that's their prerogative to do so.

"But I'm very happy with the way we're putting together our team and how they play football and I don't think anybody can complain about the excitement that was out there today. "

He added: "Some of the people that are spouting about that just seem to have an agenda which is negative and they just seem to be sad people who are negative all the time.

"Maybe they should look in the mirror and brighten up a wee bit and look at the bright side of life."

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