'It's the full package that we have to deal with'

22 August 2017

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte.
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Tyrone boss Mickey Harte says there’s no need for him and his players to talk up Dublin ahead of Sunday’s crunch All-Ireland SFC semi-final.

The Red Hands take on the capital men in the championship for the first time since 2011 and their long-time manager sees it as the acid test for this current grouo.

“We don’t have to talk Dublin up,” Harte is quoted saying by The Irish Times. “Their record says it for themselves so yeah, it’s kind of one of those challenges that you need to get sometime and you don’t know how well you would be able to deal with it until you go toe to toe with them. That’s what we are stepping into, it’s the full package that we have to deal with.

“We are a year older, all of us. And the players for all of them, that is a good thing. We have to balance it up. Yes, it is nice to have another year’s experience. It would have been nice to have another year’s experience having been in an All-Ireland final.

“Are we in a better place? Who knows until after this game is played.”

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