Sunday 22 September 2019

No change of Harte needed in Tyrone

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte. Photo: Sportsfile
Tyrone manager Mickey Harte. Photo: Sportsfile

After Tyrone's All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Kerry, there was always likely to be a certain amount of fall-out.

The season had ended, and not in the way anyone in the county wanted it to. After a loss like that, fingers are going to be pointed and blame apportioned.

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Perhaps a certain amount of that is understandable. It happens in every county when a team falls short of its goal.

Tyrone were in a winning position but didn't get the job done. There are plenty of regrets for everyone involved. It will make for a long winter around our parts.

A number of past players and pundits have had their say on the decision that Mickey Harte has to make. But after playing for his county and winning at every level as a manager, he has more than earned the right to make that decision himself.

Most importantly, Mickey still has the respect of the players and they still believe he is the right man for the job.

As long as that remains the case, then Mickey Harte is the man to lead Tyrone forward.

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