Frank Fitzsimons encouraged by Antrim display against Tyrone

New Antrim football manager Frank Fitzsimons says he will take a "lot of positives" from his team's performance in the 1-11 to 0-7 Dr McKenna Cup defeat by Tyrone at Clones.

Fitzsimons pointed out that his team were without nine squad members who were playing for their colleges in the competition.

Those players will be available for the upcoming Football League Division 4 campaign which starts with a tussle against Carlow in two weeks.