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Carlin named in Tyrone defence

Updated: Thursday, 01 Aug 2013 22:09 | Comments

Dermot Carlin impressed against Meath and has been handed the number two jersey
Dermot Carlin impressed against Meath and has been handed the number two jersey

Tyrone have made one change to their starting team ahead of their All-Ireland quarter-final clash with Monaghan, bringing Dermot Carlin into the side in place of Ryan McKenna.

Manager Mickey Harte has named Killyclogher clubman Carlin at corner-back after he impressed off the bench in last week’s qualifier victory over Meath.

Ryan McKenna drops out of the starting team but is named on the bench.

Stephen O’Neill is selected at full-forward. The talismanic attacker struggled with an Achilles tendon injury early in the season and missed his team's early qualifier ties.

But he has shown no ill-effects since his return in the third round of the qualifiers, playing an important role in his side's wins over Kildare and Meath.

Sean Cavanagh is named at midfield and Tyrone fans will hope he can repeat his dominant performance against the Royal county in Saturday’s clash, which is live on RTÉ Two.

Justin McMahon has not been named among the subs.

Tyrone XV to play Monaghan: P McConnell, D Carlin, C Clarke, C McCarron, C McGinley, P Harte, C Gormley, C Cavanagh, S Cavanagh, Matthew Donnelly, Mark Donnelly, Joe McMahon, D McCurry, S O'Neill, M Penrose

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