KEVIN CASSIDY: The high points of the 2022 football season

AS the curtain closes on 2022 and with Christmas day is on the horizon, I’d like to take a look back at a number of things that I was happy to see during this year’s GAA calendar season. 1 Death of defensive football I think a change has been slowly happening for a number of […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: In the presence of greatness

SAM resides in the Kingdom once again after Jack O’Connor’s men managed to turn the screw on Galway late in the second half last Sunday. Before we get stuck in to the nuts and bolts, let’s first applaud both teams on a wonderful occasion last Sunday when some of the football on display was simply […]

Harte hails impact of Tyrone coach Peter Donnelly

TYRONE struggled to match Dublin in last year’s wretched All-Ireland semi-final loss to Dublin, but there were more encouraging signs in the recent ‘Super Eight’ clash at Healy Park that they have closed the gap. Speaking ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland final against the Dubs, Peter Harte attributes much of the credit to the team’s strength […]

Donnelly takes confidence from past glories

LIKE most of the current Tyrone squad, Mattie Donnelly has experienced the thrill of Tyrone wins on All-Ireland final day. A decade ago, he was on the minor team which drew with Mayo in the curtain-raiser to the win over Kerry, winning after a replay. He also attended the 2003 and 2005 finals, and cites […]

Donnelly: The Tyrone team is a brotherhood

TYRONE captain Mattie Donnelly says he is part of a ‘brotherhood’ of players who are now only one step away from All-Ireland glory. The Trillick man will become only the fifth man to lead Tyrone into an All-Ireland final when the Red Hands take on Dublin next Sunday fortnight at Croke Park. Their semi-final win […]