Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Tyrone's Tommy McGuigan facing up to months on the sidelines

Tyrone's Tommy McGuigan

The knee injury that has kept Tyrone attacker Tommy McGuigan on the sidelines since the Ulster football final has brought a premature end to his season.

McGuigan played at full forward as the Red Hands retained the Anglo Celt Cup at the expense of Monaghan last month but hasn’t been able to train since.

And he wasn’t able to play any part as Tyrone’s All Ireland bid came to an end at the hands of Dublin last weekend.

McGuigan (below) attended the Ulster Clinic in Belfast last Wednesday for what was expected to be an exploratory operation on his knee but when under the knife it was discovered that he has a chipped bone.

Meanwhile, Teemore and Roslea will meet in the Fermanagh senior football championship quarter-final after victories over Tempo and Belcoo respectively.

Belcoo were never really in the match and were a beaten side long before the finish.

The writing was on the wall by half time when they trailed 1-4 to 0-2 at the interval.

Liam Lynch did the damage a long ball taking everyone by surprise and finishing in the back of the net.

Kieran Flaherty revived Belcoo hopes with an early point on the restart only for Roslea to reassert themselves with five unanswered points to open up a 1-9 to 0-3 lead after only nine minutes of the second half. Ten minutes from time Seamus Quigley wrapped it all up after his initial effort had been saved.