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Cathal McCarron aims to power Dromore to decider

By John Campbell

Cathal McCarron may be no stranger to controversy but if anything his brush with the darker side of life has seen him emerge as a stronger, resolute and more complete person.

His commitment, spirit and palpably obvious pride in the jersey are evident as he prepares to spearhead Dromore’s challenge against Killyclogher in tonight’s mouth-watering Tyrone Championship semi-final at Healy Park, Omagh (8.30pm).

“I have been very fortunate in that I have shared in Dromore’s county championship successes in 2007, 2009 and 2011 and although it’s five years since we last won the title, there is a great hunger within the club for more honours,” maintains McCarron.

“We were glad to get past Ardboe, a win which gave us a place in the semi-finals and now we want to push on from here if we can.”

The straight-talking McCarron believes that the “absolute intensity” of the Tyrone Championship tends to take its toll on the sides which win it when they strive to claim the Ulster Club Championship title.

“There is absolute intensity in this competition. While it would be nice to see a Tyrone side make a big impact in the Ulster Club Championship, it’s better to take things as they come. There are four sides left and they all have title ambitions,” he adds.

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