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Tyrone's young guns are rising in confidence, insists Gormley

Tyrone U20 skipper Ruairi Gormley
Tyrone U20 skipper Ruairi Gormley
John Campbell

By John Campbell

Tyrone U20 skipper Ruairi Gormley is hoping his side can step up their performance levels to a new peak as the Regional League unfolds.

Gormley's side overcame Donegal last weekend and will now meet Mayo with their confidence considerably boosted.

The tournament, in its inaugural season, is named after the late Philly McGuinness, a talented Mohill and Leitrim footballer who tragically died after sustaining an accidental head injury while playing for his club in 2010.

Mayo, along with Roscommon, are in Group Two of the competition and Tyrone do not intend to allow the grass to grow under their feet in their pursuit of the trophy.

Donegal had already beaten Roscommon and lost to Mayo prior to last week-end, whereas Tyrone have just Sunday's game under their belt.

"We have Matthew Murnaghan and Darragh Canavan in our squad and they have a bit of senior experience which is a help," says Gormley.

"Matthew is injured just now but Darragh is in great form. Having someone like him in the side gives the other boys added confidence.

"Now we move on to play Roscommon and Mayo and we will just take each game as it comes.

"We certainly have no intention of getting ahead of ourselves. Obviously it would be great to get into the decider ahead of the U20 championship but let's just see what happens."

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