Tyrone ready to face Monaghan in All-Ireland quarter-final clash at Croke

Micky Harte
Micky Harte

Tyrone boss Mickey Harte has made one change for Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC quarter-final against Monaghan at Croke Park.

Cathal McCarron returns to the Red Hands’ defence at left corner-back, with Rory Brennan dropping to the bench. Brennan’s omission also sees Ronan McNabb returning to his favoured right half-back position.

Monaghan have stuck with the same starting 15 that beat Donegal last month in the Ulster Final.

“It is going to be a big challenge for us, because let’s face it. They have a great record in the qualifiers,” said Monaghan boss Malachy O’Rourke ahead of the game.

“There is no doubt too, they will relish this challenge in playing Monaghan again in Croke Park and they are a team now that has a lot of good young players coming in and they have brought a lot to the Tyrone team as well, so it’s going to be a big challenge for us, but we are delighted to be there.”


All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals
Monaghan v Tyrone, Croke Park, 4pm
Mayo v Donegal, Croke Park, 6pm