Niall Morgan and Tyrone are pulling together in the most trying of times

'For me it was, the one thing that I wanted to do was make the kids proud'

Niall Morgan: plays in  his  fifth All-Ireland semi-final for Tyrone when he lines out against Kerry. In the county’s history,   only Seán Cavanagh and, assuming they tog out, Peter Harte and Mattie Donnelly will have played in more. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Niall Morgan: plays in his fifth All-Ireland semi-final for Tyrone when he lines out against Kerry. In the county’s history, only Seán Cavanagh and, assuming they tog out, Peter Harte and Mattie Donnelly will have played in more. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Niall Morgan doesn’t ask that you take his word for anything. He absolutely is not looking for your sympathy. If you have made your mind up on the rights and wrongs of Tyrone getting an extra fortnight to prepare for an All-Ireland semi-final, he’s not about to try and change it. He knows what you’re thinking. He’d be thinking it himself if he wasn’t in the middle of it.

Morgan is one of the Tyrone players who have contracted Covid-19 this summer. It’s none of anyone’s business obviously but he’s happy enough to confirm that it is, in fact, the case. He’s fine. Fit and healthy. Ready to roll for his fifth All-Ireland semi-final. In the annals of Tyrone football, only Seán Cavanagh and, assuming they tog out, Peter Harte and Mattie Donnelly will have played in more.

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