Brian Dooher poised for Tyrone backroom role

Brian Dooher
Brian Dooher lifts the Sam Maguire Cup in 2008 after the victory over Kerry

Former Tyrone captain Brian Dooher is set to join the Red Hands management team following his retirement from intercounty duty last week.

The 36-year-old, who won three All-Ireland medals, is expected to stay in the county set-up.

"We need to replace him on the field, but hopefully, off the field, he will have some part to play," said Tyrone chairman Ciaran McLaughlin.

The three-time All Star also won five Ulster medals and two National Leagues.

Dooher captained Mickey Harte's team to Sam Maguire triumphs in 2005 and 2008.

"It will be for Brian and Mickey to discuss, but for now we'll say any more on it," McLaughlin told the Irish News.

Dooher's remarkable energy levels made him a vital component of Mickey Harte's side but injury has affected Dooher's career in recent years.

The veteran was used primarily as an impact sub during this year's Championship and was introduced for his final Tyrone game in this year's All-Ireland quarter-final defeat by eventual winners Dublin.