News reaches from over the border this afternoon. It turns out that Tyrone has not lifted its ban on interviews with RTE following their feud with the insufferable John Murray and Mickey Harte's defense of sidelined commentator Brian Carthy. After Tyrone whimpered out of the Championship against Dublin, you might assumed that the ban has beeen lifted, but this is not the case:
From today's Ulster Herald:
Damien Harvey, Tyrone PRO, offered the following opinions on the boycott in the piece: “We are all aware of how people within RTE added insult to injury by portraying the issue in comedy form so soon after the Harte family’s tragic loss.
“Mickey Harte has to date received no direct apology from the persons to whom his widely publicised letter was addressed.
“It is also important to state for the record that there is no Tyrone County Committee endorsed communication ban upon RTE. It is my opinion that the decision of the football manager, not to communicate with RTE, remains the prerogative of the management team until those responsible have the decency to speak directly to Mickey Harte.”
Normally, we'd be of the opinion that Tyrone has made their point and it's time to suck it up and move one with life. But since the heart of this feud centres around a row with the insufferable (did we already call him insufferable?) Murray, we back Harte steadfastly.