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Tyrone SFC: Ardboe will be wary of Edendork at Plunkett Park

 Tyrone goalkeeper Niall Morgan is one of Edendork’s key outfield players
Francis Mooney

Donnelly Vauxhall Tyrone SFC

The action continues today in the Donnelly Vauxhall Tyrone SFC when Plunkett Park stages the meeting of Ardboe and Edendork.

Ardboe have experience and tradition on their side, but they will be wary of the newly-promoted St Malachy’s, who won the Intermediate Championship last year.

The Rossas are strongly fancied to go through to a quarter-final meeting with either Dromore or Strabane, given their 
all-round strength.

Kyle Coney and Michael Cassidy are the players who make their team tick, and with Shay McGuigan and David Mulgrew presenting attacking class, they will want to play to their strengths and push forward right from the start.

Tyrone goalkeeper Niall Morgan (above) is one of Edendork’s key outfield players, and his long-range place-kicking will be important to their challenge. Another county star, Darren McCurry, leads their attack, and with the support of 

Harry Og Conlan, Conn Kilpatrick, Stephen Corr and Paul Donaghy, he will test the Ardboe defence.

Tomorrow afternoon, Kildress face Augher at Edendork in a meeting of two sides that are rated as outsiders in the title race. Augher will be without the injured Aidan Cassidy, a huge blow to their hopes. They will look to Declan Connolly, Francie McElroy,

Darragh Donnelly an Liam Connolly to lead their challenge.

Kildress have been struggling in the league, but they feel they can breathe life into their battle against relegation with a positive championship result. They will need bit performances from Johnny Connolly, Conor McAleer, Martin Grimes and Enda McAleer if they are to progress beyond the opening round.

Later in the day, O’Neill Cup favourites Dromore begin their challenge when they take on Strabane at Killyclogher. Anything other than a comfortable win for the St Dympna’s will be a surprise, such is the quality of their team.

Tyrone stars Cathal McCarron, Ronan McNabb and Niall Sludden have central roles, and they will have able support from Tommy McCarron, Emmet O’Neill, Ruairi Sludden, Sean O’Neill and Eoin McCusker.

Strabane will look to former Tyrone player Danny McBride, Warner Mullan, Ryan O’Kane and Ciaran Friel to ensure that they are as competitive as possible, but they face a 
huge task.

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