Tyrone PRO Damien Harvey has acknowledged that Donegal produced a top-notch display last weekend, though he questioned the paucity of the Oak Leafers challenge in going down by ten points.
“You couldn’t help but be impressed with Donegal though we’d like to think that we’ll pose them more searching questions than Derry did.”
The Red Hand official also pointedly refused to get drawn on the ‘poor-mouth’ comments trotted out by the Donegal camp after last weekend’s triumph, with the Tir Conaill keen to hand Tyrone the tag of favourites.
“ If Jim McGuinness or any of his Donegal squad want to make Tyrone slight favourites, it’s up to themselves. We’ll leave it to the bookies to sort that out.”
Meanwhile Tyrone defender Dermot Carlin could yet figure in Saturday week’s Ulster Championship semi-final against Donegal despite limping out of Killyclogher’s club match with Carrickmore within minutes of the start on Saturday.
County PRO Damian Harvey stated that the injury to his calf muscle wasn’t as bad as first feared but added that the corner back faced a race against time to declare himself fit.
“The diagnosis showed that there was no tear, it was a strain, so hopefully he will be back training next week. He’ll get ice treatment on the leg but is probbaly touch and go at this stage.”
Harvey also revealed that another recuperating corner-back, PJ Quinn was also likely to resume training with the Tyrone squad next week having missed almost a month of action due to a knee injury sustained playing for Moortown.