Tyrone boss Mickey Harte gets new three-year contract

Mickey Harte has been Tyrone's senior manager since 2003
Mickey Harte has been Tyrone's senior manager since 2003

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte is to stay in charge for another three years after agreeing a new contract with the Red Hand county.

Harte, who led Tyrone to All-Ireland Championships in 2003, 2005 and 2008, was in the final year of his current three-year contract.

A recommendation to offer him a deal up to 2015 was endorsed by the Tyrone Committee in Carrickmore on Tuesday.

Tyrone face Armagh in a big Ulster Championship clash on 10 June.

"It is a great privilege to be asked to remain in charge of the Tyrone senior football team, and I gladly accepted that offer," said Harte.

"To be asked to manage the best players your county has to offer is still a wonderful honour."

Harte managed his club Errigal Ciaran and led Tyrone Minors to All-Ireland success before moving up to become senior boss in 2003.