HOLDERS Trillick will be last into action at the conclusion of a near week long schedule of Senior Championship matches when they tackle Galbally at Healy Park tonight.
It’s an attractive looking clash between two sides who are no strangers to attaining silverware.
The Reds are going for their third SFC title in six seasons having twice tasted success in recent years (2015 and 2019) while the Pearses come into this campaign still on a high having annexed the Intermediate League and Championship double last autumn.
The difficulties that the reigning Tyrone Senior champions have faced in trying to retain the O’Neill Cup are well-documented at this stage, with Carrickmore the last side to successfully defend their crown in 2004/2005.
However that particular narrative provides little significance, at this juncture at least, for Trillick defender Daire Gallagher, who contends that they aren’t interested in looking at the wider picture.
“There’s probably a reason for that (poor track record of champions) and that is because Tyrone is so competitive. But at the minute we aren’t concerned about breaking that sequence. It’s all about getting past Galbally. We are an experienced outfit at this stage and we know the pitfalls that exist in Tyrone. We won’t be getting ahead of ourselves.”
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