Tyrone have officially named the fifteen men who will attempt to achieve the upset in Sunday’s All-Ireland football final.
They sprung it on us in the late hours of Thursday night but with us now just a matter of days from their meeting with Dublin on Sunday, Mickey Harte has named his team.
Making just one change from the side who sealed their spot in the final by beating Monaghan, Mark Bradley comes in for Lee Brennan. This will stand as Tyrone’s fourth All-Ireland final under Harte – with them having won on each of the three occasions they found themselves as finalists before this.
First 15 to play Dublin in All Ireland Final
1 N Morgan
2 M McKernan
3 R McNamee
4 P Hampsey
5 T McCann
6 F Burns
7 P Harte
8 C Cavanagh
9 C McShane
10 M Donnelly
11 N Sludden
12 K McGeary
13 M Bradley
14 R Donnelly
15 C McAliskey
— Tyrone GAA (@TyroneGAALive) August 30, 2018
It would indeed be an almighty upset if they manage to dislodge the dominant force who will welcome them to Croker. The Dubs have managed to win the Sam Maguire outright the last three years in a row and five times in the last seven.
We all know full-well, though, that anything can happen once things get underway and with that in mind, we await Sunday’s throw-in eagerly.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena