Tyrone can emulate Tiger triumph - Kerr

April 21, 2019

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte celebrates.
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Tyrone county board chairman Michael Kerr feels the Red Hands can emulate Tiger Woods’ recent comeback victory at the US Masters and capture their first Sam Maguire title in 11 years.

Woods’ first Major victory in the same span of time proved plenty of doubters wrong seven days ago and Kerr is confident that Mickey Harte’s men can stretch one step further than last year’s All-Ireland SFC final loss to Dublin at Croke Park.

"Tiger Woods is just after coming back and winning a Major after an 11-year absence and if he can do it, Tyrone can do it," the Carrickmore clubman told the Belfast Telegraph.

"There's a fresh look to the team, a different strategy and this has served to reinvigorate supporters. I think people are seeing a different style of football just now and that's because we are making good use of our resources.

"Every county goes into the Championship with an air of expectation, you have to have this otherwise there is no point in taking part."

On newcomers to the squad such as Brian Kennedy and Ben McDonnell, Kerry added: "The challenge for them and indeed the rest of the team now is to turn on the style in the Championship.

"But our whole focus is on the forthcoming Ulster preliminary round tie against Derry."

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