Ronan McNamee and Mattie Donnelly included as Tyrone name unchanged side for clash with Donegal
RONAN McNamee and Mattie Donnelly have both been named in the Tyrone team for Sunday’s phase three quarter-final with Donegal in Ballybofey.
Social media pranksters had claimed that versatile Trillick midfielder Donnelly would miss the game while full-back McNamee had been feared doubtful after he was forced off late in the first half against Dublin at Healy Park a fortnight ago.
The availability of those two means that manager Mickey Harte has named an unchanged side, keeping Kieran McGeary, Mark Bradley and the other subs who came on to make an impact against the Dubsare held in reserve. Michael Cassidy replaces Padraig McNulty on the bench.
Meanwhile, with manager Kevin McStay serving a 12-week touchline ban, Roscommon selectors Ger Dowd and Liam McHale have announced a side for Sunday’s clash with Dublin which shows five changes from the defeat to Donegal.
James Featherstone replaces Colm Lavin in goal while Peter Domican, Darra Petit, Ross Timothy and Ciaran Lennon are also named in the Rossies' starting 15. Fintan Cregg, Sean McDermott, Cathal Compton and Cathal Cregg all start on the bench.
Tyrone (All-Ireland SFC v Donegal): N Morgan; M McKernan, R McNamee, HP McGeary; T McCann, F Burns, P Harte; C Cavanagh, P Hampsey; M Donnelly, N Sludden, C Meyler; C McShane, R Donnelly, C McAliskey
Subs: M O’Neill, M Bradley, L Brennan, R Brennan, M. Cassidy, H Loughran, C McCann, D McClure, A McCrory, K McGeary, R O’Neill
Roscommon (All-Ireland SFC v Dublin): J Featherstone; D Murray, P Domican, N McInerney; J McManus, D Petit, R Timothy; T O'Rourke, E Smith; N Kilroy, C Murtagh, C Devaney; D Murtagh, B Stack, C Lennon
Subs: C Lavin, C Cregg, Finbar Cregg, Fintan Cregg, D Smith, G Patterson, I Kilbride, N Daly, P Kelly, S McDermott, S Killoran