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Colm Cavanagh confident of being fit for Tyrone's clash with Dublin

Colm Cavanagh is carried off the Croke Park pitch in the later stages of Tyrone's win over Armagh. The midfielder is confident that he will be fit to face Dublin on August 27
By Kevin Kelly

TYRONE’S Colm Cavanagh has been able to do some light training at Garvaghey and is confident of being fully fit for the clash with Dublin on August 27.

The big midfielder, who once again drew praise from manager Mickey Harte after his display last weekend against Armagh, had to go off in the closing stages of the comfortable victory after shipping a heavy knock in a challenge from Brendan Donaghy.

He revealed that there was a bit of banter at training between him and Peter Harte, the man who supplied him the pass.

“Petey said that was us even as I had given him the pass against Mayo in the 2013 semi-final when he had to go off after running into Tom Cunniffe,” he said.

“It was a ball that I had to go for, even though I could see out of the corner of my eye that the contact was coming. It is still quite sore, although I was able to take part in some of the training on Tuesday such as ball work and running. I have to stay out of contact at the moment but hopefully that will have changed by next week.

“In the build-up to the Ulster final I wasn’t able to fully take part in training as well and it’s frustrating but I want to give it time to fully heal.”

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