"People will say it's going to be a walk in the park"

May 21, 2019

Tyrone's Hugh Pat McGeary

Hugh Pat McGeary admits Tyrone have their work cut out to avoid complacency against Antrim on Saturday.

Mickey Harte’s men are red-hot favourites to overcome the Saffrons in an Ulster SFC quarter-final that pits last year's All-Ireland finalists against Division Four opposition at the Athletic Grounds, but defensive lynchpin McGeary says they can’t take anything for granted:

“It’s definitely going to be another potential banana skin. In previous years, when Tyrone have won All-Irelands, they went out in the Ulster Championship and were beaten by so-called lesser teams,” the Pomeroy clubman told The Irish Examiner. “We have to be mentally prepared to deal with the opposition, who are going to give us a big challenge.

“Derry are classed as a Division Four team, but you saw how capable they are. It will be the same with Antrim, who are going to put it up to us. They’ll be coming with the attitude of having nothing to lose. People will say that it’s going to be a walk in the park and no matter how hard you try, it’s very difficult to keep that completely out of your head.”

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