Tyrone manager Brian Dooher sheds light on Cathal McShane situation
“Cathal McShane won’t be available."
Tyrone manager has shed some light on the situation with Cathal McShane with rumours circling that the forward has left the panel.
Although starting much of the early games in the National League, the flying full forward was soon dropped to the bench after a dip in form and has since picked up multiple injuries.
McShane has missed both championship games that Tyrone have played so far against Monaghan and Galway, with the Red Hand county losing to both.
Tyrone saw Frank Burns sent off in that 0-16 to 0-13 defeat to the Tribesmen and, speaking to wearetyrone.com, joint-manager Brian Dooher says the two losses present an opportunity within the squad for others to step up to the mark.
“Cathal (McShane) won’t be available due to injury while Frank (Burns) will be a massive loss as well but that is what we have a panel for," he said.
“It’s an opportunity for somebody else to stand up and be counted. Sean O’Donnell and Niall Devlin both came on against Galway for their senior championship debuts and they didn’t do themselves any harm and that is the way it is, if you are training hard you will get your opportunity.”
Burns will be absent due to a suspension that he is serving following his straight red card against Galway early in the match, where he mistimed a shoulder and hit Jack Glynn square on.
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Other changes to the team include the reintroduction of Niall Sludden in the half forward line, while Michael O'Neill has been shifted to his more natural position of centre half back as opposed to centre half forward.
Tyrone will play Armagh tomorrow evening in Healy Park, with Kieran McGeeney also under pressure despite winning against Westmeath last week.
McGeeney has made one key change to his team, bringing Conor Turbitt back into the starting line up, after he came off the bench to score a goal in their last match.
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