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Tyrone ace Donnelly has sights fixed on dual goal with club and county as the pressure is stepped up

 

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Fired up: Mattie Donnelly is out for a club and county bonus

Fired up: Mattie Donnelly is out for a club and county bonus

�INPHO/James Crombie

Fired up: Mattie Donnelly is out for a club and county bonus

When Tyrone skipper Mattie Donnelly crumpled in a heap while assisting Trillick in their Ulster Club Championship tie against Derrygonnelly Harps last November, his playing career appeared to be in jeopardy.

Such was the serious nature of the knee tendon injury he sustained that the prospects of a comeback appeared remote, yet when Trillick confronted Clonoe in their opening game in Division One of the All-County League last month, the intrepid Donnelly was right there in the thick of the action.

And when Trillick go head to head with great rivals St Mary's, Killyclogher in the first of the Tyrone club championship quarter-finals at Healy Park, Omagh tonight, Donnelly will again be in the vanguard of their challenge.