“I have no doubt that there’s another All-Ireland in them. They have good players all over the field, and there’s not too many things that they can’t deal with,” he said after losing to Mickey Harte’s men in Saturday night’s All-Ireland SFC Round Three qualifier.
“They have big men and very good footballers in a lot of positions, so they definitely can go on and win the All-Ireland. There are other teams that feel they can do that too, but Tyrone will be there or thereabouts.”
Meanwhile, O’Rourke is to discuss his future with the county board.
Success has eluded the former Down All-Ireland winning captain during his two season in the Orchard county, and he revealed after the game that he will accept whatever county officials deem best for the future of the team.
He said: “I’ll sit down with the county board and have a chat with them, and see what they think is best for the team.
“Whatever we all feel is best for the team, that’s what I’ll do.”
O’Rourke indicated a desire to return for another term, promising an in-depth review of what went wrong Saturday.
“It was a big step for us tonight. If we had won this game we were in a great place, but it didn’t happen for us.
“There are reasons why it didn’t happen, so we’ll just have to take a look at those and see where we go from here. We feel we didn’t perform as well as we thought we could coming into the game.
“We made some bad mistakes that cost us very dearly.”