The Dr McKenna Cup final, called off at the weekend due to the death of Mickey Harte’s brother Paddy, could be played on a Friday night in March. The Ulster Council will meet later in the week to consider a new date for the decider between Tyrone and Derry, but it seems likely that it will be re-scheduled for the first weekend of next month. Tyrone PRO Damian Harvey said that while the local GAA community is keen to see a return to action, the thoughts of everyone associated with the game in the county are primarily with manager Mickey Harte and his family. His brother’s death, following a period of illness, is the third immediate family bereavement in recent months, and came just four weeks after the tragic death of his daughter, Michaela McAreavey, while on honeymoon in Mauritius.
Tyrone PRO Damian Harvey speaking with Francis Mooney.