THE countdown to Tyrone’s bid for SuperCupNI glory has well and truly begun after teams, coaches and officials were hosted at a reception by the Mid Ulster Council in Dungannon on Wednesday evening.
This year’s competition kicks off on Monday, July 24 when the Tyrone Juniors face Plymouth Argyle at Limavady’s Scroggy Road while the Premier team meet Beijing Morning Star in a televised game at the Ballymena showgrounds. Originally that game had been pencilled in for Broughshane.
The showpiece finals take place at the same venue on Friday, July 28 and everyone involved with the county set-up is hoping the Red Hands can win the prestigious international youth competition for the first time in their history.
Among the dignitaries attending last week’s reception was Kim Ashton, chair of the Mid Ulster Council and Major of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Maoliosa McHugh, who during their addresses wished the teams well for this year’s competition.
Francie Devine, chairman of the Tyrone SuperCupNI committee duly responded and said the excitement was now building with just two weeks to go until kick-off.
“We really appreciate the fact that the Mid Ulster Council provided the reception for us,” said the Strabane man.
“It was a great evening and from now on it gets all very real for the players.”
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