Tyrone midfielder Michael Murphy will be fit for final

Tyrone midfielder Michael Murphy
Tyrone midfielder Michael Murphy

Tyrone midfielder Michael Murphy's shoulder injury is not as bad as first thought, Mickey Harte has confirmed.

Murphy was forced off during Tyrone's win over Monaghan on Sunday and it was feared he had broken his collarbone.

However Tyrone boss Mickey Harte says Murphy, Sean Cavanagh and Justin McMahon will all be available for the division two league final against Kildare in Croke Park on April 29.

"He (Murphy) got a bang on the shoulder but it's not as serious as we thought."

Tyrone are the only team in all four divisions to complete a clean sweep of seven straight wins out of seven in the football league.

They have won all 12 competitive games they have played in 2012, in the Dr McKenna Cup and league, and are aiming to make it lucky 13 in the division two final.

Manager Mickey Harte is not surprised that it is Kildare who will be providing the opposition.

"After we played them in the first league game (in Croke Park) I fancied them to go through," he said.

"I was surprised when they lost their second game (to Monaghan) but they have been on a strong run since.

"Hopefully we can win the league title. It would be a shame to go through the league undefeated and then not to finish the job."

Murphy, Sean Cavanagh and Justin McMahon all limped out of Sunday's win over Monaghan but all three will be fit for selection for the decider.

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