THOUSANDS TRAVEL TO MONAGHAN AS DONEGAL PREPARE TO SLAY TYRONE

first_imgThousands of GAA supporters will travel to Monaghan today hoping Donegal can overcome their last hurdle to reach an Ulster Final.Managerial legend Mickey Harte and his experienced Tyrone side will be hoping to stop Jim McGuinness and his young guns from marching on.Cars will be filled with diesel, flasks will be filled with tea and fans will be filled with optimism as all roads lead to Clones. More than 10,000 Donegal fans are expected to make the two hour journey with warm temperatures forecast for the day.Whatever the weather, the atmosphere at Clones is expected to be red hot with many suggesting Donegal have what it takes to topple Tyrone.Throw-in for the big game is at 3.30pm and for those not travelling it will be broadcast live on BBC 2.Many commentators are tipping Donegal to cause an upset and take the mantle from Donegal. However Donegal manager Jim McGuinness says he knows the size of the task ahead of him and his players.“Tyrone have been the team to beat in Ulster for the past decade and this weekend’s game is no different.“We will know how far we have come after Sunday’s game. We are taking nothing for granted.“We are concentrating on our own game and playing to the best of our ability. If we can do that then we stand a good chance.“But the one thing we are not doing is underestimating this Tyrone team. That would be a fatal mistake,” he said. And despite their success over the past decade, Mickey Harte said he is taking nothing for granted against Donegal.“They have been getting good scores despite the fact that they have been playing well in defence, so they have a good mix.“They have players who can finish, and any team who have players who can finish are always going to be dangerous,” he said.Ends THOUSANDS TRAVEL TO MONAGHAN AS DONEGAL PREPARE TO SLAY TYRONE was last modified: June 25th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalTyroneUlster Championship semi-finallast_img

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