Tyrone hope schools’ success will give them an edge

Tyrone’s Torl McLaughlin

THE slogan ‘Our Time Our place’ could just as easily apply to the Tyrone Minor Ladies as they enjoy the special thrill of training for the biggest occasion in their sporting lives to date, Monday’s All-Ireland minor A Championship final against Dublin 94.15pm, Birr).

For many it could well be the first of many All-Ireland dates in the future and others may only enjoy this sense of excitement once. But each and everyone of them are relishing the moment and looking forward with intense anticipation as national glory beckons.

Strabane Sigersons player, Tori McLaughlin, is also a member of the Tyrone senior panel and has already experienced the joy of victory for Loreto of Omagh earlier this year. Suffice to say that she’s looking forward immensely to Monday’s date with destiny.

“The county is the top of where we can to beat and we’ve been working towards this for the past four years. It’s a huge achievement for us to be at this stage, but to win would be just brilliant,” said the Tyrone Vice-captain.

“A few of the girls have played for both the Loreto and Dungannon Academy, so they’ve got a bit of experience. Hopefully that will take us over the winning line.

“We’ve never reached this stage before because the team always seems to have stumbled in the semi-finals. It wasn’t a real surprise to have got this far because we knew we had the ability.”


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