Harte reign extended to 2020

Thursday, 14 September 2017

MICKEY Harte has been re-appointed to manage the Tyrone Senior Football team until the end of the 2020 season, following a County Committee meeting last Tuesday.
Following Tyrone harrowing defeat to Dublin in this year's All-Ireland Semi-final three weeks ago, Harte was adamant that he would remain as the county's senior manager.
While guiding Tyrone to the only All-Ireland senior football titles in their history, in 2003, 2005 and 2008, the future Harte's tenure was speculated when he was denied a 12-month extension to his previous deal last year.
Though after retaining the Ulster title and progressing to the All-Ireland semi-finals this summer, the Ballygawley native's reign was extended for another three years, bringing him up to his 18th season in charge.
Only Brian Cody, appointed Kilkenny hurling manager in 1998, is in an inter-county managerial position longer than Harte.
Harte managed Tyrone Minors from 1991 to 1998, and the U21 team thereafter, winning numerous All-Ireland and Ulster titles at both levels.
He has also lead Errigal Ciarán to the Tyrone County Championship and Ulster Championship, as well as tasting success with St Ciaran's College, Ballygawley.


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