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Newly appointed Tyrone joint managers Brian Dooher, left, and Feargal Logan at the Tyrone GAA Centre of Excellence in Garvaghy

Newly appointed Tyrone joint managers Brian Dooher, left, and Feargal Logan at the Tyrone GAA Centre of Excellence in Garvaghy

Newly appointed Tyrone joint managers Brian Dooher, left, and Feargal Logan at the Tyrone GAA Centre of Excellence in Garvaghy

THE new Tyrone football management team of Feargal Logan and Brian Dooher have lost no time in getting down to business.

Their appointment may only have been formally confirmed on Tuesday night but already it is clear that they share a strong focus on 2021.

And it is already apparent that they are determined to stamp their own imprint on the role they share.

A strategy of playing on the front foot, a potentially restructured playing squad, an appetite for challenge matches – something that was unheard of in Mickey Harte’s reign – and a desire to return to the glory days of the noughties already form just part of a complex agenda that could yet see the Red Hands climb to a position of eminence again.

Logan and Dooher were part of the management team when Tyrone collected the All-Ireland U-21 title in 2015 and they will now inherit a number of players from that particular squad.

Positivity would appear to underline their mantra, with Logan losing no time in pinpointing the success of Cavan and Tipperary last weekend.

“I think attacking play as opposed to defensive play has washed through a bit and the understanding now is that the more offensive style is in vogue. Teams are going to have to get on the front foot and go for broke,” insists Logan.

“Our role involves a big responsibility and we certainly don’t underestimate this. We know that there are many thousands of Tyrone fans out there who want to see the county enjoy success again and that’s what we will be trying to bring for them.

“We are very pleased to be getting the chance to work with the best talent there is in Tyrone. It is a huge challenge for us to bring out the best in these players.

“There are three people out there who are prepared to come forward with us in the management team – Collie Holmes, Joe McMahon and Peter Donnelly – and they will have a big part to play.”

Meanwhile, former Armagh All-Ireland winner Tony McEntee has been appointed Sligo football manager, replacing Paul Taylor who stepped down earlier this month.

McEntee will have Mayo man Joe Keane with him as an assistant with Seán Boyle as strength and conditioning coach,

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McEntee and Keane worked together during Stephen Rochford’s three-year term as Mayo manager and Keane had been with Taylor over the last couple of years.

It is planned to appoint another selector in the weeks to come.

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