Northern Ireland

Tyrone team's first match since Michaela Harte tragedy

Michaela McAreavey's father, Mickey and husband, John at her funeral
Image caption Michaela McAreavey's father, Mickey and husband, John at her funeral

The Tyrone Gaelic Football team will take to the field later for their first match since the death of manager Mickey Harte's daughter in Mauritius.

Michaela McAreavey, 27, was killed in her hotel room on 10 January.

Mr Harte is expected to attend the team's opening game in the Dr McKenna Cup against the University of Ulster Jordanstown on Wednesday.

Thousands of fans are expected to turn out at the match in Omagh to pay their respects to the Harte family.

There will be a minute's silence before the throw-in. Flags will be flown at half mast for Mrs McAreavey.

A match between Tyrone and Fermanagh which was due to have been played last Sunday was postponed because of the death.

A minute's silence was held at all of last weekend's Dr McKenna Cup games.

Mr Harte's assistant Tony Donnelly is expected to take charge of the Red Hand line-up.

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