Tyrone v Dublin takes place on Saturday night at 7.15pm in Omagh. We have a preview, team news and betting information below. If you can’t be there at the game be sure to follow our live score updates.
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Mickey Harte’s Tyrone come into this game on the back of a poor performance against Galway last weeked. However, they were completely outplayed and hammered 2-25 to 0-12 by Padraig Joyces side. They could find themselves in a relegation battle if they lose this game against Dublin here as well. Tyrone have won 2 games and lost 2 games in the division so far. They have beaten Kerry and Meath. Mickey Harte will look to players like Darren McCurry, Tiernan McCann and Niall Sludden. They will be without talisman Cathal McShane who is facing up to five months out with an ankle injury.
Dublin sit in second place in the league table at present. They come into the game unbeaten. They have 2 wins and 2 draws. What I have certainly witnessed is Dublin play to the end, they never know when they are beaten. This is a sign of good champions. They had to make comebacks against Monaghan and Donegal but they always found a way. They have experience players now like Brian Fenton, Ciaran Kilkenny and Paul Mannion. These will be key players in the Dublin attack once again. Dessie Farrell speaking after the win over Donegal said the slow start to games needs to be addressed he said to RTE Sport, “We had a poor start again tonight and that something we’ll definitely be looking at. We will look at it during the week and have a discussion about it. Over the longer term it needs to be addressed.”
Dublin (Allianz FL Division 1 v Tyrone): Evan Comerford; Michael Fitzsimons, Philip McMahon, David Byrne; Eoin Murchan, John Small, Cillian O’Shea; Brian Fenton, James McCarthy; Brian Howard, Sean Bugler, Niall Scully; Paul Mannion, Ciaran Kilkenny, Dean Rock.
Dublin are the favourites to win at 4/11, while Tyrone are 11/4. For me I think it will be a close game but Dublin will shade by 2 or 3 points in the end. Tyrone v Dublin is live on Eir Sport. If you can’t watch it though follow our live match tracker.
Why are all the Dublin games on live?! Ridiculous!!