Brian Dooher provides update on fellow Tyrone joint-boss Feargal Logan

Tyrone joint managers Feargal Logan and Brian Dooher during the Dr McKenna Cup match against Donegal at Healy Park Picture: Oliver McVeigh

TYRONE joint-manager Brian Dooher has stated that his managerial partner Feargal Logan is “definitely doing well” after being forced to step away recently due to ill health.

However, the Clann na nGael clubman is in the dark about when, or if, Logan will be back alongside him in charge of the Red Hands in this their fourth season in charge of the senior side.

Stewartstown man Logan missed the defeat by neighbours Derry at Celtic Park earlier this month and was again absent when Tyrone lost once more, at home to Galway in Omagh on Sunday.

In the week after that Derry game the Tyrone County Board issued a short statement, confirming that Logan “is currently dealing with some health issues.”

Asked for an update on Logan’s health, Dooher said: “Feargal is doing well and recovering well and we’re all glad to see that, glad to hear it. It’s just going to be a full journey back to recovery and we’ll see how long that takes.”

As to whether the pair will be re-united on the sideline this season, Dooher said: “Time will tell. It’s not for me to determine that, a lot of other people will [decide]. Feargal is recovering well and that’s as much as I know. We just send our best wishes to him, keep in touch, and he is definitely doing well.”

Although Dooher and Logan have always shared the managerial load, having also done so previously in charge of the Tyrone U21s, Dooher insisted the absence of Logan was not putting any strain on him:

“We’ve a strong backroom panel, there are plenty of other people in here putting their shoulders to the wheel. There’s no issue there. You’ve Joe [McMahon], Collie [Holmes], Des [Maginness], Marty McGirr, a lot of them there doing what they normally do. There’s no issue there.”