Donaghmore hoping to pull off an upset against Ardboe

Management team:

John Rafferty, Jerome Grimes and Eamonn McCaffrey

Championship programme:

Tyrone SFC First-round

Ardboe (Saturday, Coalisland, 7pm)

Team news:

IF league form is any barometer, it could be a short-lived championship for Donaghmore. They’re still searching for their first win of the new season, but another way of looking at it is that they’ve been steeled by a tough series of matches against Clonoe, Omagh and Trillick. Their starting team is much the start as last year, but they have a couple of talented young players in their ranks, like James McCann and Lorcan Quinn, the Tyrone U20 goalkeeper. Another positive is that captain Niall McKenna is fit at the moment. The east Tyrone club almost pulled off an upset against Killyclogher in last year’s first-round, and they take on a team of similar quality, Ardboe, on Saturday evening.

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