On air now

6 PM-9 PM

Tyrone rocked by COVID-19 case...

Sport

Tyrone rocked by COVID-19 case ahead of Donegal showdown

Richie McCormack
Richie McCormack

3:54 PM - 27 Oct 2020



Tyrone have suffered a blow ahead of Sunday’s Ulster football quarter-final with Donegal. 

An unnamed member of their panel has tested positive for COVID-19. 

Conor McKenna’s told the BBC that no other member of Mickey Harte’s squad has been forced to isolate as a result.

Mickey Harte's side are due to open their provincial account against Declan Bonner's charges in Ballybofey.

"Obviously it's disappointing for the player involved but for everyone else in the county it shows the protocols are working," McKenna told BBC Sport NI.

"I suppose you would expect someone to get it the way things are going."

Harte is already without Rory Brennan for the clash with Donegal, while Padraig Hampsey is also a doubt after missing last week's win over Mayo.

Brennan was red-carded in their Division 1 meeting with Donegal, after touching the arm of referee Joe Henry.

Harte didn't think his chances of getting Brennan cleared were great, saying, "I don't think in the current situation, where even 12 weeks is rough sentence for anything when you consider what he did and that 12 weeks now is the same 12 months any other year.

“It takes you completely out of the season so maybe people have to make adjustments with this Covid business. We've all had to make adjustments, maybe the regulations need adjustment as well.”

Although Harte didn't rule out an appeal to the Disputes Resolution Authority, it appears time is against him and Tyrone.



Read more about

Conor McKenna Donegal Mickey Harte Tyrone Ulster Football Championship

You might like

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

Saturday Hits

Saturday Hits

6 PM-9 PM

Share

Up next

Claire Beck’s Saturday SoundSy...

Claire Beck’s Saturday SoundSystem

9 PM-12 AM

Share

Overnight

Overnight

12 AM-8 AM

Share

Weekend Breakfast with Alison...

Weekend Breakfast with Alison Curtis

9 AM-12 PM

Share

Sunday Selection

Sunday Selection

11 AM-1 PM

Share

Jessica Maciel

Jessica Maciel

12 PM-4 PM

Share

Sunday Drive with Phil Cawley

Sunday Drive with Phil Cawley

4 PM-7 PM

Share

Ed's Songs of Praise

Ed's Songs of Praise

7 PM-10 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on