Harte makes seven changes for Tyrone

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte has made seven changes to the side that were humiliated by Kerry in Fitzgerald Stadium last week.

Harte makes seven changes for Tyrone

By Peter O'Dwyer

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte has made seven changes to the side that were humiliated by Kerry in Fitzgerald Stadium last week.

Kyle Coney and Mark Donnelly make their first starts of the league campaign and are joined by Aidan McCrory, Ciarán McGinley, Conon Grugan, Ryan McKenna and Conor McAliskey who also start.

Among those to miss out is Barry Tierney who was taken for 3-3 by Kerry marksman James O'Donoghue last week.

Darren McCurry also misses out as he is unavailable for selection ahead of the Ulster U-21 quarter-

final against Cavan next Wednesday.

As well as Tierney, PJ Quinn; Ronan McNabb; Emmet McKenna; Ronan O’ Neill and Patrick McNeice take their place on the Tyrone bench for clash with Westmeath in Omagh.

Matty Donnelly will start after recovering from injury, but will do so at centre back rather than his usual full-forward role.

In contrast to Harte, Westmeath manager Paul Bealin has stuck with the same team that lost by five points to Mayo last week as his side look to pick up their first pints of the campagn.

Throw-in at Omagh is at 2pm tomorrow.

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