Live

OTB Gold

12:30 PM-01:00 PM

OTB Gold

Football

"Some of Mickey's decisions were baffling" | Brian McGuigan questions Harte's calls

After watching Tyrone fall to Donegal in an Ulster semi-final, Brian McGuigan questioned the role Mickey Harte played in his side's downfall. 

Tamely exiting the Ulster Senior Football Championship at the hands of Donegal on Saturday evening, Tyrone will once again find themselves having to navigate the qualifiers if they wish to repeat last year's accomplishment of a place in the All-Ireland final.

The winner of multiple provincial titles during his time with the county, Brian McGuigan shared his thoughts on the defeat when appearing on Monday's OTB AM.

Identifying numerous issues with Tyrone's performance, McGuigan, admittedly rare though it is that he would find fault with his former manager, believes Mickey Harte has questions to answer.

"We went out so tamely," McGuigan explained, "and that's what annoys us.

"I'd be one that would always back Mickey no matter what he does, but I thought even some of his decisions were a bit baffling on Saturday evening."

Mickey Harte

Kept largely at bay by a Donegal side now readying themselves for an eighth Ulster final in nine years, McGuigan's issues with Mickey Harte's decision making stemmed largely from his squad selection.

Particular attention was drawn toward Harte's omission of McGuigan's Ardboe club-mate, Michael Cassidy.

"You talk about young lads taking their chance whenever they get it," McGuigan stated, "and when Michael Cassidy got in he took his chance in the two games against Derry and Antrim.

"Then he was mysteriously dropped for the game on Saturday.

"I know Mickey likes taking risks, and he thought that Liam Rafferty could come on and do a job on Ryan McHugh, but for a rookie to come in and mark one of the best players in Ulster, it just didn't work out."

Certain that Harte will come out and hold his hands up to these mistakes, Tyrone will now face Longford in round two of the qualifiers.

For a full look at this morning's draw, click here

Subscribe to Off The Ball's YouTube channel for more videos, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest sporting news and content.


Read more about

Brian McGuigan Donegal GAA Gaelic Football Mickey Harte Tyrone GAA Ulster Senior Football Championship

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up in queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

12:30 PM-01:00 PM

Share

Up next

LIVE: The Snap - American Football

LIVE: The Snap - American Football

01:00 PM-01:45 PM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

01:45 PM-03:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Friday Night Racing

LIVE: Friday Night Racing

03:00 PM-04:00 PM

Share

Team 33 Gold

Team 33 Gold

04:00 PM-05:00 PM

Share

OTB

OTB

05:15 PM-07:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Off The Ball

LIVE: Off The Ball

07:00 PM-08:00 PM

Share

Repeat: Friday Night Racing

Repeat: Friday Night Racing

08:00 PM-09:00 PM

Share

Team 33

Team 33

09:00 PM-10:00 PM

Share

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

10:00 PM-12:00 AM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

07:00 AM-01:00 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on