Tyrone and Cork want to lay down early season markers.free video with Michael Shields and Conor Gormley

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Summer’s here and one time September senior football superpowers Tyrone and Cork are bidding to underline their championship credentials this weekend by claiming silverware in the National League finals.

The rebels face Mayo in Croke Park this Sunday at 4.00pm in the division 1 decider while Mickey Harte’s side open proceedings in the weekend double header at GAA headquarters at 2.00 with the division 2 final against Kildare..

Ahead of the Croker double header Tyrone’s Conor Gormley and Cork’s Michael Shields came face to face at a publicity event organised by Liberty Insurance.

The Red Hand’s have been struck by two injuries with the withdrawals of Kyle Coney (groin) and Ronan O’Neill (cruciate ligament) but Carrickmore native Gormley says says given Tyrone are currently undefeated this year there’s no reason why they can’t use this form to win the 2012 final. Tyrone have had success within the top division with back to back titles in ‘02,’03 and hope to re-enter the fray for next season.

Corkman Michael Shields considers experience to be a key factor to reclaiming the division one title.

The Togher native believes experience is key and hopefully Cork can draw on their last two victories and make this year a hat trick.

“Getting the matches right is the biggest thing on the day.

We have won it the last two years and their is no reason why we can’t say it and hopefully we can use that experience to get across the line.”

Both players were in Dublin to launch Liberty Insurance’s, Better Car Replacement product, which means that if a policy holder’s car is damaged beyond repair, the insured car will be replaced with the same model car but one year younger and with 15,000 less on the clock. For more see www.libertyinsurance.ie