Dooher expecting titanic tussle

By Niall Gartland TYRONE joint-manager Brian Dooher says they aren’t getting bogged down in the permutations as they get set to conclude their group stage campaign with a tricky assignment against Cork in Tullamore this Saturday. Cork’s unexpected victory over Donegal a fortnight ago has made it difficult to make a firm prediction as to […]

Preview: Tyrone must be on guard

By Niall Gartland CLARE are rank outsiders for their first ever championship outing against Tyrone this Sunday, but that makes for the perfect ambush situation so the Red Hands will have to be on their guard in their All-Ireland SFC Round Two match. The Banner County are a solid outfit that finished third in Division […]

O’Hare and Burns among subs as Tyrone name team to face Clare

By Niall Gartland TYRONE have named an unchanged starting line-up for Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC Round Two clash against Clare at O’Neill’s Healy Park. Feargal Logan and Brian Dooher have kept their faith in the same starting 15 after last Saturday’s opening round against Donegal, but there are a number of changes to the match-day panel. […]

Dooher: Tyrone U20 recruits can bring ‘energy’ to senior set-up

THE addition of a batch of immensely talented Tyrone U20s should provide a real shot of energy to the county’s All-Ireland campaign at senior level, according to joint-manager Brian Dooher. It emerged earlier today (Thursday) that five members of Tyrone’s All-Ireland U20 winning squad have been invited onto the senior panel, among them their inspirational […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: Ballybofey game will tell a tale about Tyrone

AFTER a whirlwind Ulster Championship, we were straight back into action last weekend with the first round of the All-Ireland series and four games down for decision. Kerry ran out convincing winners against a disappointing Monaghan team who now find themselves with a real uphill battle to continue their progress in the competition. Vinny Corey […]

Tyrone’s McMahon wary of Oriel kick

By Alan Rodgers TWO more points on the Division One table just might be enough to secure Tyrone’s top flight survival as they prepare to meet Monaghan in this weekend’s crucial National League clash – but Red Hand assistant manager is wary of an Oriel kick. It’s rare for the Red Hands to be heading […]

Short turnaround isn’t ideal says Dooher

By Niall Gartland BRIAN Dooher is mindful of the quick turnaround facing his players before Saturday evening’s Division One league clash at home to Mayo. Tyrone felt the brunt of a disappointing one-point to defeat to Galway on Sunday, amplifying the significance of their second game against Connacht opposition in successive weekends. The Red Hands […]

Dooher targeting a winning start

By Barry O’Donnell SLOW starts in the league have blighted Tyrone in recent seasons, a pattern which joint-manager Brian Dooher is keen to rectify this weekend The Red Hands begin what looks an arduous schedule of matches in Division One at home to Roscommon in O’Neill’s Healy Park this Sunday afternoon (throw-in 3.45pm), in a […]

Dooher pays glowing tribute to retired Sludden

By Niall Gartland TYRONE joint-manager Brian Dooher has hailed the ‘pure honesty of effort’ from Niall Sludden, who has taken the big decision to call time on his intercounty career. Sludden has been one of the leading lights in Tyrone football for many years, winning back-to-back Ulster titles in 2016 and 2017 and playing a […]