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Bradley: Competition for Tyrone selection is “crazy”

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Tyrone’s Mark Bradley has been in the form of his life with Killyclogher

LIVEWIRE forward Mark Bradley has described the competition for a first-team place on the Tyrone senior team as “crazy” in the build-up to Saturday’s McKenna Cup final against Derry.

Bradley spearheaded Killyclogher’s magnificent Tyrone SFC success last season but it’s by no means a given that he cements a first-team place with the depth of attacking talent at Mickey Harte’s disposal (albeit Connor McAliskey is cruciate-stricken).

A determined Darren McCurry slotted over six points in their semi-final win over Fermanagh on Sunday while rookies Lee Brennan and Ronan McHugh haven’t looked out of place either.

“Talk about competition, but it’s not a bad problem to have. Poor ‘Skeet’ [McAliskey] would’ve been another phenomenal footballer to have and it’s very unfortunate for him.

“It’s not a bad problem – having eight, nine or ten forwards. If someone’s having a bad day someone else can step in.

“A few boys have freshened it up and added a new dimension. They’re nipping at your heels for a place, competition’s crazy, you have to keep up and you have to keep pushing.”

The full interview with Mark Bradley is available in store today or online here.

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