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Thursday 18 December 2014

Mickey's tears for Michaela as Tyrone give Harte solace on return

Tears for his girl ... Mickey Harte pictured during a minute silences  at the start of Sundays clash of Tyrone and Donegal in the Dr McKenna Cup
Tears for his girl ... Mickey Harte pictured during a minute silences at the start of Sundays clash of Tyrone and Donegal in the Dr McKenna Cup.
Mickey Harte pictured during a minute silences at the start of Sunday's clash of Tyrone and Donegal in the Dr McKenna Cup. January 2011
Mickey Harte pictured during a minute silences at the start of Sunday's clash of Tyrone and Donegal in the Dr McKenna Cup. January 2011
Mickey Harte pictured during a minute silences at the start of Sunday's clash of Tyrone and Donegal in the Dr McKenna Cup. January 2011
Barrett Sports Dr McKenna Cup, Edendork 23/1/2011Tyrone vs DonegalTyrone Manager Mickey Harte Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Russell Pritchard
Mickey Harte pictured attending Sundays clash of Tyrone and Donegal in the Dr McKenna Cup.
Sundays clash of Tyrone and Donegal in the Dr McKenna Cup.
Michaela McAreavey's widower John and her father Mickey Harte follow her coffin at St Malachy's church outside Ballygawley
John and Michaela McAreavey at the Giant's Causeway in north Antrim
Michaela McAreavey's husband John kisses her coffin as her remains are carried to St Malachy's Church in Ballygawley for her funeral mass.
Poignant message and flowers from Michaela McAreavey's family
Margaret Ritchie and Basil McCrea arrive for Michaela McAreavey's funeral
Order of Service funeral of Michaela McAreavey
Order of Service at funeral of Michaela McAreavey at St Malachy's Church
Irish President Mary McAlease and her husband Martin
Michaela McAreavey's cortege makes its way to the church
Michaela McAreavey's husband John wears his wedding ring as the cortege makes its way to the church
John McAreavey places the coffin of his wife Michaela McAreavey, 27, daughter of Tyrone Gaelic football boss Mickey Harte in the back of the hearse.
Irish president Mary McAleese attends the funeral of Michaele McAreavey.
The funeral cortege of Michaela McAreavey arrives at St Malachy's church outside Ballygawley.
Michaela McAreavey's remains arrive for burial at St Malachy's church, Ballygawley. She was killed whilst on honeymoon in Mauritius.
Michaela McAreavey's coffin is carried from her parents' home in Ballygawley
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness attends the funeral of Michaela McAreavey.
Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams attends the funeral of Michaela McAreavey.
Michaela and John McAreavey outside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France
Michaela McAreavey's coffin is carried from her parents' home in Ballygawley, Co Tyrone
John and Michaela McAreavey on their honeymoon
Tyrone Manager Mickey Harte at his daughter Michaela's wedding to John McAreavey
John and Michaela McAreavey, pictured here on a visit to the Giant's Causeway. The couple were on honeymoon in Mauritius when Michaela was murdered.
The remains of murdered honeymooner Michaela McAreavey return home last night from Mauritius.
The remains of murdered honeymooner Michaela McAreavey return home last night from Mauritius.
Former Tyrone Captain Peter Canavan (3rd left) joins members of the Errigal Ciaran GAA Club line the route as a hearse transporting the body of murdered Mauritius honeymooner Michaela McAreavey approaches in Ballygawley, Co Tyrone.
The body of Michaela McAreavey left George Best Belfast City airport in a hearse on Friday afternoon.
Michaela McAreavey's husband John, (foreground), waits for the hearse to leave Belfast city airport under police escort on the last leg of ehe journey home
Michaela's remains leave Victoria Hospital in Muiritius yesterday en route to the airport. 13th January 2011.
John McAreavey, husband of Michaela Harte leaving the mortuary at Victoria Hospital in Mauritius yesterday wearing her wedding ring and engagement ring around his neck
John McAreavey, husband of Michaela Harte leaving the mortuary at Victoria Hospital in Mauritius yesterday wearing her wedding ring and engagement ring around his neck
A hearse with the body of Michaela McAreavey, leaves George Best Belfast city airport. Friday January 14, 2011.
Michaela McAreavey on her wedding day
John McAreavey and wife Michaela Harte are seen on their wedding day
Michaela Harte Far Right front in St.Malachy's Primary School where she attended and later done her teaching placement..
Raj Theekoy
Suspect Avinash Treebhoowoon (29) is brought to Mapou Court, Port Louis Mauritius, Wednesday, Jan.12, 2011. The room attendant has been charged with the murder of Michaela McAreavey.
Suspect Sandip Moneea (41) covers his face as he is escorted to Mapou Court, Port Louis Mauritius, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. The floor supervisor has been charged with the murder of Michaela McAreavey.
Raj Theekoy (33), faces a conspiracy charge in connection with the murder of Michaela McAreavey.
A distraught Mickey Harte with son Michael.
Michaela Harte (left) in St.Malachy's Primary School where she attended as a pupil and later completed her teaching placement.
Michaela Harte in with Throphy in St.Malachy's Primary School where Michaela attended and later done her teaching placement
Micheala Harte in fancy dress in St.Malachy's Primary School where she attended as a pupil and later completed her teaching placement..
A distraught Mickey Harte with sons Matthew (left) and Michael at their family home near Ballygawley
Michaela Harte after she had received a B.Ed at Queens University Belfast. (Picture taken in June 2006)
Balloons with the couple's names giving directions to St Malachy's Church outside Ballygwley where they recently got married
A distraught Mickey Harte at his family home near Ballygawley
Wedding flowers from the couple's recent marriage at St Malachy's Church outside Ballygawley
Alan Lewis - PhotopressBelfast.co.uk 11/1/2011Mandatory Credit - Picture by Justin KernoghanA distraught Mickey Harte with sons Matthew (left) and Michael at their family home near Ballygawley today.Michaela, the daughter of Tyrone gaelic football manager Mickey Harte was strangled, Mauritius police have said.Michaela McAreavey, 27, was found dead at the Legends hotel in Mauritius where she was staying while on honeymoon.The 27-year-old Irish woman had married John McAreavey, a member of Down's gaelic football team, on 30 December. He is not a suspect.Police in Mauritius intend to question six people about the killing later on Tuesday.
A wedding sign and balloons telling wedding guests directions to the church near the family home in Ballygawley
Mickey Harte (centre), is comforted at the family home outside Ballygawley in Co Tyrone
(From the left) Mickey Harte, John McAreavey, Michaela Harte, Bishop John McAreavey and Brendan McAreavey are seen on the wedding day of Michaela Harte and John McAreavey
Donegal Celtic and Cliftonville observe a minutes silence in respect of Michaela Harte at the game in west Belfast
Tyrone manager Mickey Harte and his daughter Michaella
Tyrone manager Mickey Harte and his daughter Michaela after the All Ireland Football Final 28/9/2003
Michaela Harte, daughter of Tyrone GAA manager Mickey Harte. Pic by Ian Magill. 23/3/10.Real Woman feature by Stephanie Bell.
Michaela Harte
Irish News handout of (left to right) Mickey Harte, John McAreavey, Michaela Harte, Bishop John McAreavey and Brendan McAreavey on the wedding day of Michaela Harte and John McAreavey at St. Malacheys Church Ballymacilrory on December 30, 2010. Michaela, the daughter of Tyrone GAA manager Mickey Harte was murdered in her hotel room, police in Mauritius confirmed today.
Tyrone manager Mickey Harte with his son David and daughter Michaela after his side's win at Croke Park
Tyrone GAA boss Mickey Harte graduates at Queens University pictured with his daughter Machela who also graduatedand became a Bachelor in Education
Michaela Harte appearing on the television programme the Late Late Show.
Tyrone manager Mickey Harte celebrates with his daughter Michaela and his son Matthew
John McAreavey and wife Michaela Harte are seen on their wedding day at St. Malacheys Church Ballymacilrory on December 30, 2010.
Mickey Harte, pictured in 2006 with his daughter Michaela

Tyrone 1-13 Donegal 0-13: Grieving Tyrone manager Mickey Harte was back on the sideline for his side's Dr McKenna Cup game against Donegal yesterday.

Less than a week after the funeral of his daughter Michaela, he found the strength to join his players for their opening game of the season at Edendork.



A minute's silence was impeccably observed, black armbands worn to mourn her loss, and tears, more tears, were shed on another emotionally charged evening in the heart of Tyrone.



After the game, Harte sent out a message of thanks to all who had lent support to his family since the tragedy. "I want to say a big thank you to all the people of our local community, our local GAA club Errigal Ciaran, the Tyrone County Board, the GAA at Ulster Council level, the GAA at All-Ireland level, the diplomatic people in the southern government, the people in the Assembly here," he said.



"People from every sport in this province and in this country have been so gracious in their support of us, and we really appreciate it. Maybe we'll never get the chance to say it to them all collectively again, but it is very, very well received by us all. The prayers and good wishes have really brought us through, because I can't imagine how we would have got through without it."



Tyrone made a strong start to a game switched at short notice from a frozen Healy Park and after Mark Donnelly poked home a 12th-minute goal, they led by 1-6 to 0-2, with half-backs Dermot Carlin and Davy Harte adding to scores from Sean Cavanagh and Martin Penrose.



But Donegal suddenly hit form and scored eight points without reply in the final 15 minutes of the half, including two each from Daniel McLaughlin, Dermot Molloy and Karl Lacey, to lead by 0-10 to 1-6 at the break.



Tyrone's task was made more difficult by a straight red card to Colm Cavanagh in first-half stoppage time, but Donegal also went down to 14 men four minutes into the second half when Neil McGee was sent off.



Ryan McMenamin, Carlin, Cavanagh, Brian McGuigan and Enda McGinley raised their game, and Aidan Cassidy gave Tyrone a lead they never lost.



Colm McFadden, Ryan McErlane and Molloy were on target to keep Donegal in touch, but Tyrone held firm, and sealed the win with late scores from McGuigan and Cassidy.



Scorers -- Tyrone: M Donnelly 1-1, S Cavanagh 0-3 (3f), A Cassidy, B McGuigan, M Penrose (1f) 0-2 each, D Harte, D Carlin, R McMenamin 0-1 each. Donegal: D Molloy 0-3 (2f), D McLaughlin, K Lacey, C McFadden 0-2 each, L McLoone, R Kavanagh, R McErlane, O MacNiallais 0-1 each.



Tyrone -- J Curran; A McCrory, C McCarron, M Swift; D Harte, D Carlin, R McMenamin; A Cassidy, S Cavanagh; C Cavanagh, B McGuigan, C Gervin; M Penrose, E McGinley, M Donnelly. Subs: K Hughes for Girvan, P McNeice for Donnelly.



Donegal -- P Durkan; P McGrath, N McGee, K Mulhern; L Keeney, L McLoone, K Cassidy; R Kavanagh, C Classon; D McLaughlin, D Molloy, O MacNiallais; K Lacey, R McErlane, C McFadden. Subs: F McGlynn for Kavanagh, A Hanlon for Mac Niallais, Mac Niallais for McLaughlin.



Ref -- J McQuillan (Cavan)



- Tyrone 1-13 Donegal 0-13

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