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Mickey Harte in 'fake news' rap as Tyrone draw Monaghan

 

By Declan Bogue

Tyrone boss Mickey Harte has labelled claims that his assistant manager Gavin Devlin has left the Red Hands set-up as 'fake news'.

Harte was speaking after Tyrone landed a home draw against neighbours Monaghan in the 2018 Ulster Championship.

"The only comment you can make is that there is, to use a topical term, 'fake news' doing the rounds," said Harte.

Pressed on whether Devlin will carry on into the 2018 campaign, Harte replied: "Absolutely. There was never any question or doubts about the fact he was going to be there, so somebody didn't do their homework well."

On the future of his coach Peter Donnelly, who is also said to be in contract limbo with negotiations ongoing with the Tyrone county board, Harte added: "That will be sorted out, I don't think there will be any issue. It is being talked about at the moment but I think Peter Donnelly will be with us and there won't be any problem with that."

Donegal face Cavan in the preliminary round with Derry awaiting the winners. Fermanagh are at home to Armagh and Down host Antrim.

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