Cathal McShane will "be playing for Tyrone this year"

January 08, 2020

Tyrone's Cathal McShane celebrates after scoring a goal. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Mickey Harte will be able to call upon the services of All-Star full-forward Cathal McShane for this year’s championship.

That’s according to Kerry All-Ireland winner and Sydney Swans defensive coach Tadhg Kennelly.

Speaking on the subject of the Red Hand County's top scorer training with the Adelaide Crows, Kennelly explained to Newstalk: “The AFL’s final playing list has been lodged for the 2020 season so he can’t play this year.

“He’ll be playing with Tyrone in the championship this year.

“He can come out in July if he did get selected in the mid-season draft but that is highly unlikely for an international player.

“Generally, the mid-season draft in the AFL is for a club that has had a number of injuries in a position where they then go to a lower league and pick up a player to go straight on their list.

“So, (McShane) can’t play this season. He’ll be playing for Tyrone.”

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