Tyrone to name Championship team to play Down

Ryan McMenaminTyrone will name their team tonight to play Down in the Ulster Championship opener this weekend at Healy Park.

Conor Clarke is back in contention having missed the last two league games with a groin strain but there are concerns over Colm Cavanagh and Connor Mc Aliskey.

Midfielder Cavanagh is struggling with a quad muscle problem, while McAliskey picked up a knock while playing in a club game with Clonoe.

Joe Mc Mahon and Ronan McNamee are ruled out because of calf and shoulder injuries.

Mickey Harte has altered the playing system this year and Tyrone have at times conceded big scores.

Three time All Ireland winner with Tyrone Ryan Mc Menamin can’t see Harte changing the style for the Championship