Sean Cavanagh believes the time may have come for Mickey Harte to step aside as Tyrone manager after 17 championship seasons in charge. 

Harte guided Tyrone to all three of their All-Ireland titles during a glorious run of success in the noughties. As the core of that team began to age, Tyrone entered entered a period of transition at the turn of the present decade. 

The manager remained in place to oversee that transition and Tyrone have shown impressive consistency, reaching five All-Ireland semi-finals since 2013 and winning two Ulster titles in the process. 

They returned to the All-Ireland final for the first time in ten years in 2018 but were soundly beaten by Dublin in the decider. 

Following their latest semi-final defeat to Kerry, Cavanagh, an influential and inspirational presence during Tyrone's golden era, feels that it may time to hand on the baton. 

"He's been an amazing servant for the county. The three All-Ireland titles. But the reality is that the likes of Art McRory and Eugene McKenna were there for a long time before him and did amazing work as well. 

"There does come a time when that baton has to be passed on.

"He's given his life to Tyrone football. But there are other guys there. The likes of Fergal Logan, Peter Canavan, Brian Dooher are big names in Tyrone football. And the core of that team today won an U21 title with those guys. Maybe it's time for someone like that in.

"No one can fault Mickey Harte but time moves on."