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Casey admits Red Hands are wary of threat from Coulter

By Staff Reporter

Tyrone will face a rather familiar face when they confront Donegal in an important Allianz Hurling League Division 3A encounter at Healy Park, Omagh tomorrow.

Former Armagh sharpshooter Declan Coulter recently linked up with the north-west side and has lost no time in replicating the skills he showed with the Orchard County.

Now he will come up against a Tyrone side that lost to Monaghan in the first round but scored a landslide 5-16 to 0-12 win over Louth last weekend.

Yet Damian Casey, so often a match-winner for the Red Hands, believes that the inclusion of Coulter in the Donegal line-up will make his team's task more difficult tomorrow.

"Obviously the fact that we had a good win last week gives us confidence but Donegal have been getting big scores and Declan Coulter boosts their armoury," said Casey.

Padraig O'Kelly, Dwyer Marshall and Sean Og Grugan are other key players in a Tyrone side with the scent of promotion in their nostrils.

But it's Monaghan who still look odds-on to go up now that they have beaten Tyrone and Donegal, wins that send them into today's game against Louth in good heart.

Brian McGuigan and Donal Meegan in particular have been in hot scoring form and their team's attack could prosper again against a Louth defence that has conceded a whopping 7-39 in two games.

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