Revival of historic Tyrone cup competition

By Niall Gartland THE Jim Devlin Cup is set to be revived in the spring to mark the 50th anniversary of the murders of Jim and Gertrude Devlin by loyalist gunmen outside Edendork in Tyrone. It will take place between the 16 Division One teams in Tyrone on a knock-out starting in April and culminating in […]

‘Mackers’ giving serious consideration to hanging up the boots

By Niall Gartland HAVING represented the club at senior level with distinction for nearly two decades, Coalisland veteran Stephen McNally says that he is “99 per cent” sure that he has hung up the boots for the final time following his side’s Division One-salvaging victory over the Moy last Sunday. If indeed he does formally retire […]

Monster challenge complete

Coalisland championship winner Gerard Devlin ran 52 marathons in the last 52 weeks to raise money for club funds. He completed his final leg on the Camino de Santiago at the weekend and Michael McMullan caught up with him… FR Peter Campbell Park in Coalisland is nearly 1,700km from Sarria, on the North West corner […]

Coalisland marathon man embarks on final leg

By Michael McMullan COALISLAND championship winner Gerard Devlin will embark on the final leg of a mammoth club fundraiser this weekend. Devlin played on the Fianna team to win back to back O’Neill Cups in 1989 and 1990. Over the last 12 months he has been clocking up the miles in a challenge that will […]

Tracey looking forward to new challenge at Coalisland

By Niall Gartland THE expectation of success will be considerable, but new Coalisland joint-manager Barry Tracey says he was never going to shy away from taking the reins at one of the most prestigious clubs in Tyrone football. Tracey, who will manage the side with his brother-in-law Steven McNeice, has accrued a wealth of managerial […]

Gerard Devlin – Coalisland’s marathon man

Gerard Devlin is no ordinary former player. A championship winner with Coalisland, he is running 52 marathons in 52 weeks to put something back into the club he loves. Michael McMullan writes… YOU don’t need to be talking to Gerard Devlin too long before his love for Coalisland Fianna oozes down the line. From the […]

Feature: Ones to watch

The Tyrone Senior Championship gets underway in a week’s time and we take a look at a handful off the players who are likely to make an impact in the battle for the O’Neill Cup. Darragh Canavan (Errigal Ciaran) CANAVAN has been in scintillating attacking form for Errigal Ciaran during their league campaign. He’s scored heavily […]

Na Fianna spirit pleases Stephen Ferguson

By Niall Gartland STEPHEN Ferguson may only be in his debut season in charge of Coalisland, but he’s confident that they’re only going to get better in the weeks and months to come. Their league form has been mixed, but they did extremely well to plunder a draw from a gripping tussle with Loughmacrory on […]