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Time to tackle 'unfinished business' at Croker, says Tyrone boss


By Declan Bogue

Man on a mission Mickey Harte now has All Ireland glory in his sights after masterminding Tyrone's 15th Ulster title - and the sixth of his reign - in a 2-17 to 0-15 Ulster Final victory over Down at Clones yesterday.

Last year's defeat to Mayo in the All Ireland quarter-final, after such a hard-fought Ulster final win over Donegal, still wrankles among the Tyrone players and management.

"You get to Croke Park as Ulster champions and you don't win, that's unfinished business," said focussed Harte amid jubilant Tyrone celebrations.

"It's a step at a time job. We want to be in a semi-final, that's our next challenge. That's the one aim we have at this time. Win another game in the last eight and be in the last four."

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New look Tyrone have blitzed their way through this summer, annihilating Derry, Donegal and Down along the way, with future stars emerging in Padraig Hampsey, Declan McClure and David Mulgrew.

"The team has been maturing over the last couple of years and they are getting better. If the improvement is enough to bring us to where we want to go, time will tell. But we're pointing in the right direction."

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