Dooher to start for Tyrone

Tyrone captain Brian Dooher will make his first start of the 2009 Championship in Sunday's Ulster SFC final against Antrim in Clones (throw-in 2pm).

Tyrone captain Brian Dooher will make his first start of the 2009 Championship in Sunday's Ulster SFC final against Antrim in Clones (throw-in 2pm).

Dooher comes in at right half-forward in the only change Mickey Harte has made to the team that lined out for the 0-15 to 0-07 semi-final win over Derry.

The 33-year-old stalwart, who skippered the Red Hands to All-Ireland glory last year, underwent surgery to correct a groin problem in November.

Working his way back to full match fitness, Dooher scored a point as a substitute in Tyrone's Ulster first round victory over Armagh, and did likewise in the Derry game.

Enda McGinley's hamstring injury, picked up in training last weekend, sees him drops down to the bench for the final and Sean Cavanagh has been slotted back in at midfield, his favoured position.

McGinley is expected to be used as a substitute as some stage as Harte looks to guide his county to their fourth Ulster senior title this decade and first since 2007.

Stephen O'Neill and Joe McMahon, who both shipped injuries last time out, are fit to resume in the Tyrone attack.

O'Neill has top-scored for the All-Ireland champions on the way to Sunday's decider, tallying up 1-04 in the two games, with Tommy McGuigan (0-06) also getting amongst the scores.

TYRONE (SFC v Antrim) - J Devine; PJ Quinn, Justin McMahon, R McMenamin; D Harte, C Gormley, P Jordan; K Hughes, S Cavanagh; B Dooher (capt), T McGuigan, Joe McMahon; M Penrose, S O'Neill, O Mulligan.

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