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Tyrone And Donegal: Similar Beasts, Different Animals

Ulster GAA Senior Football Championship Semi-Final Replay, St Tiernach's Park, Clones, Co. Monaghan 3/7/2016 Tyrone vs Cavan Tyrone manager Mickey Harte Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Andrew Paton

A sweeper covering touchline to touchline in front of a disciplined, dogged and durable back row. A high-energy, swarming defence, featuring a half-back line that break with pace, incision and ruthless precision. An inside forward line that blends power, pace and deft skill seamlessly. That was Donegal in 2012. This is Tyrone in 2016. It’s taken him five years, but …

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