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Late intervention prevents Tyrone U-21 managers walkout

By Declan Bogue

An eleventh-hour intervention has prevented a messy scenario opening up in Tyrone, with the management team of the All-Ireland winning under-21 team deciding to continue in charge of the team for another two years.

It had been reported early on Tuesday that the manager, Feargal Logan, along with his selectors Peter Canavan and Brian Dooher had decided against defending their Ulster and All-Ireland titles, after they felt bad vibes emanating from a meeting that was held last Friday evening with three members of the Tyrone county executive.

However, those reports may not have been far off the mark, with sources close to those involved, saying the successful trio had felt they had been taken for granted by those within positions of power in the county.

By Sunday evening, it is believed that they informed county Chairperson Roisín Jordan that they would not be back.

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On Tuesday, a number of representations were made to the management team and by the time of the monthly county board meeting in Garvaghy at 8pm, they had agreed they would resume their time in charge.

Logan, Canavan and Dooher are all former Tyrone captains and highly-respected for their longevity and dedication as players.

It would have been a gaffe of monumental proportions had they not been retained.

After a disappointing 2014 campaign, which brought defeat to Cavan in the Ulster Championship, Logan and Dooher sought out the help of Canavan, while Peter Donnelly was also appointed as the county strength and conditioning expert soon after.

With more time to prepare, they won everything they possibly could in 2015.

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