Several Red Hands All Ireland winners will be on duty when Dromore St Dympna’s meet Omagh St Enda’s in the Tyrone senior football championship on Sunday at Fintona (5.15pm).
Ryan McMenamin and Colm McCullagh will seek to maintain Dromore’s push to retain their title while the McMahon brothers Justin and Joe will be in the front line of Omagh’s effort to become county kingpins.
Dromore not only emerged as Tyrone title-holders last year but they went on to reach the Ulster Club final in which they were eventually pipped by Crossmaglen Rangers after a thrilling duel in Newry in front of 8,000 fans.
McMenamin will again at the heart of their defence tomorrow while McCullagh’s artistry up front could unhinge the Omagh rearguard in which Justin McMahon will be a central pillar.
Meanwhile, the Dublin county board will look into the possibility of playing Tyrone under lights at Croke Park if they get a home game against the All-Ireland champions in next year’s National Football League fixtures.
The first floodlit game ever played at Croke Park in February lasy year was an 82,000 sell-out between the same two sides.
Dublin chairman Gerry Harrington admitted that his board would be keen to repeat the fixture if the league fixtures were to give them home advantage.
However, he said that it would be dependent on agreement between the two counties and also Dublin’s new management team which has still be appointed following Paul Caffrey’s resignation in August.
The recent history between the two sides would ensure a big interest in the game if it was to take place at the Jones’ Road venue.
Harrington has confirmed that Paul Caffrey’s successor will be in place by November 3. Former star midfielder Brian Mullins, who briefly managed the Dubs after his playing career ended in 1986, is hot favourite to land the role.
Mullins was a member of the Dublin team that won the Sam Maguire Cup 25 years ago and was in the line-up that took a special half-time bow during last month’s All Ireland final between Kerry and Tyrone.