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Mayor sends best wishes to Tyrone footballers in Sunday’s All-Ireland Final

31 August 2018

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor John Boyle, has sent his best wishes to the Tyrone footballers and their legion of fans ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final at Croke Park.

Mickey Harte’s side will bid to win the Sam Maguire for the fourth time in their history when they take on reigning champions Dublin who are bidding for a fourth successive title in Sunday’s showpiece.

Tens of thousands of Red Hands fans are set to make the trip south over the weekend for the sold-out game which will be screened live across the world and Mayor Boyle wished everyone involved a safe and enjoyable weekend.

“An All-Ireland Final is an occasion to savour and it has been heartening to see the excitement and atmosphere building in Tyrone in recent weeks,” he said.

“It will be a tall order to defeat Dublin but the team’s exceptional performances in defeating Donegal and Monaghan in recent weeks means there is a genuine feeling in the county that they can upset the odds and bring Sam Maguire north again.

“I would like to wish Mickey Harte, his players and backroom staff the very best of luck and all the supporters who are travelling south a safe and memorable day.

“I look forward to the prospect of welcoming the team back to the District next week having written a new chapter in Tyrone’s proud footballing history!”

Sunday’s final throws in at 3.30pm and will be screened live on RTE2 and Sky Sports Arena.