New Tyrone manager Michael McShane has pledged to heal divisions in the county before pushing them forward in the same way he has established Slaughtneil as the premier force in Ulster hurling.
The Ballycastle man intends to retain his club job with the Derry champions while also succeeding Mattie Lennon with the Red Hands.
His first task is to address some of the complaints made by Tyrone's most prominent talent, Damian Casey, who went public with some grievances such as expenses and gear arriving late and how the county board did not care for hurling.
"The players said what they said. I am not getting involved in that. I have spoken with players and the county board and it was all minor things, things that can be ironed out, things that can be sorted," said McShane.
"I have an assurance from the Tyrone county board that they are 100% behind us in what we want to try to do. I will sit down and have another chat with them at the start of next week and iron out these problems.
"They are not world-changing problems. They are small things. Maybe there are a few things that hadn't been done or done properly, but I have spoken with Damian Casey and he is happy that things are going to be sorted out. It is a storm in a teacup and it will be sorted pretty quick."
This is a significant appointment for Tyrone hurlers and points to a genuine ambition in securing the services of McShane, regarded as one of the brightest hurling minds in the province and who has assembled some very impressive backroom teams in Slaughtneil in their runs to successive Ulster titles.
"It's only possible because of the split season," he explains.
"The club season is not going to start until about July time. The National League and the Nicky Rackard will be over by May.
"As it stands, of 17 players in the hurling panel in Slaughtneil, there are 12 of them in Derry hurling and five in Derry football panels. I will not see them until June time.
"Slaughtneil, it is all very limited in what we are able to do at the moment, we are working with the rest of the panel and it will be a slow build up towards the start of the club season, so I do have the time.
"I will be able to take the Tyrone job on. When we are allowed to go back to training, that will be flat out. But I will be able to do both."
Stories of the hardship in training on the bottom field at Slaughtneil are legion within the club. But McShane dismisses any talk that the more salubrious surroundings of the Tyrone training centre at Garvaghey might have enticed him.
"I don't care what pitch we are on, it's about what happens on the pitch," he said.
"Doesn't matter if it is a beautiful 4G pitch or one without lights, that's irrelevant to me.
"Tyrone's infrastructure in terms of their set up is top class. It really is. They are a top, top county, one of the best counties in Ireland. And it is great, that's fantastic, but it is all about the players and what they want.
"I don't care if I have to take them to a public park in Cookstown or Dungannon or Carrickmore to train them. It's what we do on the pitch and how they apply themselves that matters to me."
McShane will be familiar with many of the Carrickmore and Dungannon hurlers having faced them in the Derry leagues in recent years. His former Slaughtneil coach Cormac Donnelly has also been managing Carrickmore so he has plenty of research conducted.
He continued: "The facilities in Garvaghey does not come into my thinking at all when I decided to take that job. It was 'how hungry are the players?', how their attitude is to work hard and what a management can do with them. And the information I am getting is that they are very much that type of group and that's what I want to work with.
"That's what I am used to working with in Slaughtneil. They put the head down, they work hard, because they want to be successful. If I thought the lads in Tyrone weren't going to be like that, if they were going to be a group that weren't prepared to knuckle down, I wouldn't be there."