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Holmes fires a timely warning to Tyrone young guns


By Staff Reporter

Tyrone manager Collie Holmes acknowledges that Roscommon's feat in overcoming hotly-fancied Kerry in their All-Ireland U17 Football Championship semi-final will have put an extra spring in their step for tomorrow's meeting with his side in the final at Croke Park (11.45pm).

"There is no doubt that Roscommon will be coming to Croke Park with their tails up and this will make them extremely dangerous opponents," insists former Red Hands All-Ireland winner Holmes.

Nonetheless, his own side have underlined their capabilities by beating Cavan in the Ulster final and then accounting for Meath at the semi-final stage.

Holmes will look to Darragh Canavan, Ethan Jordan and Cormac Donnelly to provide fire-power, while skipper Cormac Munroe will anchor a resilient defence from centre-half-back.

Roscommon carry a considerable threat in attack with their highly-rated partnership of Paul Carey and Peter Gilhooley having amassed 2-11 between them in their team's surprise 2-15 to 1-13 semi-final eclipse of Kerry.

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