Beggan best kicker in the business, says Morgan

February 14, 2019

Tyrone's Niall Morgan with Aidan O'Shea of Mayo. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Tyrone goalkeeper Niall Morgan says there is nobody in the game to match Monaghan’s Rory Beggan when it comes to kicking ability.

Morgan nailed a long-range equaliser from play against Roscommon at the weekend to seal the Red Hands’ first point in Division 1 this season and next up for Mickey Harte’s men is a derby battle with the Farney men in Omagh on Saturday week.

Both teams have relegation worries after the first three rounds and Morgan says it will be vital for Tyrone to put pressure on Beggan’s kicks cometh the hour in Healy Park.

“I think at the minute he is probably the best in Ireland at it, although Cluxton is probably a bit calmer than us both,” Morgan told The Irish News.

“In terms of his kicking ability there is nobody to match Beggan at the minute, so it's vital for us that we put the pressure on him that no doubt Monaghan will be putting on me.”

He added: “We are going to be up for it, Monaghan are going to be up for it, they aren't going to want to be dragged into a relegation battle and neither are we.

“It will be no place for the faint hearted and form is going to be thrown out the window and at the end of the day its Tyrone v Monaghan. The two counties have had some great battles over the years and there is never much between the sides.”

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