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All Ireland Minor Football Championship: Tyrone boss Munroe looks to middle men

By John Campbell

Tyrone Minor team boss Raymond Munroe has laid it on the line to his players in advance of Sunday’s All-Ireland football final against Cork — win the battle in the middle third of the pitch and you will win the match.

Munroe, concerned that his team conceded far too much ground against Mayo in the semi-final, is calling for much more rigid discipline, too, in order to avoid the concession of what he feels are unnecessary scores.

And he knows Cork are capable of taking advantage.

“We gave Mayo too much freedom and they punished us.

“We can’t afford to let that happen on Sunday.

“Cork showed in beating Galway that they can last the pace and although they gave away a lot of scores themselves in that match they still got enough to win and that was the important thing,” states Carrickmore man Munroe.

TYRONE: C Spiers; S McGarrity, C Clarke, H P McGeary; N Sludden, M Donaghy, E Deeney; H Og Conlon, C Grugan; R Donnelly, T Canavan, R Devlin; S Tierney, J McCullagh, R O’Neill.

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