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Rebels to rock Red Hand

TYRONE v CORK, (Omagh, Tomorrow 2.30)

WE'RE still not convinced that the 'new' Tyrone are about to blossom this summer into the championship force of old, but winning a necklace of league matches is no bad start.

Better again if you can put one over the All-Ireland champions, your recent summer nemesis and next championship opponents, all on the same day – as Mickey Harte's men did in a fractious battle with Donegal last Sunday.

Around the same time, Cork were engaging in their own version of daylight robbery, with an injury-time twist, in Newry.

Indeed, you can perfectly understand why the home team are favourites here.

Yet we have a hunch that Tyrone's early-season promise is bound to hit a speed bump one of these days, and that might well be tomorrow.

ODDS: Tyrone 4/6, Draw 15/2, Cork 6/4