Tyrone goalkeeper Niall Morgan paid tribute to goalscorer Cathal McShane, describing the super sub as an 'enigma' who can expect a kiss from the custodian tonight.
Morgan played a crucial role in Tyrone's All-Ireland victory over Mayo, scoring three points from placed balls and making a crucial block from Bryan Walsh, but McShane again came from the bench to score the game-turning score - a fisted goal in the 47th minute.
"Cathal is just a completely different person to everybody else. He offers you so much. He had his struggles last year and we missed him.
"He is a bit of an enigma. He's Marmite - people don't know how to take him at times. Me and him would have fights, nearly every night at training, but I'll tell you one thing, he'll get a big kiss tonight."
Morgan knew goals would be crucial, with Darrren McCurry adding the security green flag after superb work by Conor McKenna.
"We knew if we were going to win we were going to need goals. Everyone always says Tyrone can't get goals but we got the goals today."
Morgan and veteran defender Peter Harte both made reference to the huge belief within the squad, instilled by former manager Mickey Harte and current duo, Brian Dooher and Feargal Logan.
"I've been knocked every year I have played for Tyrone. You have got to have serious belief in yourself, to keep digging and keep going," said Morgan.
"Getting out of Ulster is a massive battle, but it makes it all the sweeter coming here today, coming here by the front door."
Harte echoed those sentiments.
"We have massive belief in Tyrone," he said. "It was started long before I was with Tyrone and we just want to carry it on now. Every year you have that belief but to finally get there is some relief. Unbelievable."
Harte paid tribute to Dooher and Logan, as well as the "super medical team" who were tested during Tyrone's Covid outbreak.
"Them men [Dooher and Logan] are incredible. The details, the planning, the preparation. It's not just them, maybe 20 men there, putting in the hours."
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