Harte ready for one more giant hurdle
MICKEY HARTE wants more of the same after watching his Tyrone side explode into life in this year’s Championship.
After the perplexing display against Donegal and over-powering Longford last week but failing to pull away, this big victory was more like it for the Red Hands boss.
“Now we’re only one game away from the last eight and that’s very important,” said Harte.
“We now just have to forget about that game, look at who we get in the draw on Monday and prepare as diligently for them.
“If we can produce a performance like that, I think we’ll take a bit of beating.”
Harte is concerned over the fitness of Michael Cassidy but believes his matchday options will be strengthened for next weekend.
“I don’t know what the injury was but it will be a pity if he’s not fit to play,” said Harte.
“But Paudie Hampsey is a week nearer to being available again and Richie Donnelly too. That will give us more strength, whether they start or are on the bench.”
Lilywhites boss Cian O’Neill was keeping his cards close to his chest in terms of his own future.
Although beaten by 10 points, it was a four-point game until the last 10 minutes.
“It would be different if they got whitewashed there but they got going,” O’Neill said.
“The guys, although they’ll be devastated with the defeat, they died with their boots on and never stopped trying to play.”