Tyrone legend Harte calls it a day after 18 years and three all-Ireland titles

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Mickey Harte.

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Mickey Harte's incredible 18-year tenure as Tyrone manager is over.

The three-time All-Ireland winner has confirmed he's stepped down as Gaelic football's longest serving county boss. 

The 68-year-old made the decision after the Tyrone management committee rejected his request to stay in charge for another season. 

Following speculation on Friday night, Mickey and Tyrone issued statements on Saturday:

The first Ulster championship semi-final took place on Saturday afternoon - and it was never in doubt.

The second semi on Sunday is Down against Cavan in Armagh. 

There were just two matches in the Danske Bank Premiership on Saturday.

They ended in wins for top teams Larne and Linfield. 

Glenavon's game against Carrick Rangers was off due to Carrick players self-isolating after close contacts tested positive for Covid-19.

The other fixtures were postponed because of international call-ups.

Sunday sees Northern Ireland play Austria in Vienna in the Nations League (7.45pm) with the Republic away to Wales (5pm).

The last sporting action on Saturday night was another victory for an Irish icon:   





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