The Ulster Senior Championship continues this Sunday at Healy Park in Omagh when Tyrone play Monaghan. Brian Dooher and Philip Jordan have been named in the Tyrone team. Despite their lack of game time during the NFL, both players have made Mickey Harte’s selection. Dooher will start his 16th championship campaign at right half forward. Corner forward Mark Donnelly is the only newcomer to championship football, while Stephen O’Neill has shaken off a knock to line out alongside him at full forward. Sean Cavanagh is named at midfield alongside Aidan Cassidy, while Joe McMahon is a surprise inclusion among the substitutes after breaking his jaw in a recent club game. The victors on Sunday will play the winners of the Donegal Cavan tie in the semi final.
With changes in the Monaghan management set up this year Tyrone midfielder Kevin Hughes is expecting a real challenge.
Stephen O Neill has returned to the Tyrone starting line up for Sunday’s game. The All Star forward says the Tyrone team have been working hard over the last number of months ahead of the championship.
In last years Ulster final Tyrone beat Monaghan. Carrickmore’s centre half back Conor Gormley is expecting a tough game on Sunday.
The starting line was named after training on Thursday night. In all, there are 10 survivors from the side that lost last year’s All-Ireland quarter-final to Dublin. Tyrone Manager Mickey Harte feels his side has a good balance heading into Sunday’s game.