Derry manager Rory Gallagher has revealed that the fixtures have allowed them to see Sunday’s opponents Tipperary in action over the past couple of weeks.
The sides meet in the FL3 third round at Celtic Park at 1pm this Sunday and a win for the home side would see them leap frog their Munster opponents in the table.
When speaking to the Derry Journal, Gallagher admitted that Tipperary would provide them with a very stern test this weekend.
“The way the fixtures fell, we have had the opportunity to watch them twice which is always good,” said Gallagher. “In both games they really ground out the result even when the games seemed to be going against them for long periods.
“They have a bit of resilience built up and still have a number of players who would have played in the All-Ireland semi final [against Mayo in 2016] and they are very dominant in their team so they have plenty of experience.”
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