Devlin taking his chance at senior level


By Niall Gartland FLOURISHING at underage level isn’t always a guarantee that senior success will follow suit, but Niall Devlin showed that he’s in it for the long haul with a sublime performance in Tyrone’s group stage victory over Clare nearly a fortnight ago. The Red Hands scored 2-3 in the first-half and Devlin was […]


Tyrone make one change for group stage finale against Cork


By Niall Gartland TYRONE have announced one change on their starting line-up ahead of tomorrow’s All-Ireland Round Robin final round clash against Cork in Tullamore. Conn Kilpatrick is named in midfield in place of Errigal Ciaran’s Joe Oguz, who isn’t included on the match-day panel on this occasion. Elsewhere, it’s pretty much as you were, […]


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: Donegal’s Rebel mission


All-Ireland SFC Cork v Donegal Saturday, Páirc Uí Rinn, 2.30pm By Michael McMullan GROUND zero. That’s where Donegal manager Jim McGuinness took his side in the immediate aftermath of Saturday’s win over Tyrone. On the face of it, their 0-21 to 0-14 win and the efficiency in front of the posts was matched by their […]


Donegal name side for Cork trip


By Michael McMullan DONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness has named the side for Saturday’s All-Ireland clash with Cork in Páirc Uí Rinn. It is an unchanged lineup with Eoghan Bán Gallagher keeping his spot with Mark Curran listed on the bench. The only change to the squad sees Caolan McColgan come in ahead of Luke McGlynn […]


Jones expects huge challenge from Cork


By Pauric McGurn GARVAN Jones was unable to add to his four-point tally from the opening two games on Saturday past as Fermanagh fell to a determined Donegal side, but he’s hopeful that his side can continue their proud record in Ederney when they take on Cork this weekend. The primary school teacher admitted the team […]


KEVIN CASSIDY: Jim’s new plan


THE National Football League got underway last weekend and just as expected, it started with a bang with a few very interesting results. We know that going by last year, the league is no longer a slow burner for teams as now with the condensed season in place teams need to be at themselves from […]


Derry book their spot in the last four


All-Ireland SFC quarter-final Derry 1-12 Cork 1-8 By Michael McMullan DERRY joined Monaghan and Kerry in the last four of the All-Ireland semi-finals with a degree of comfort at Croke Park on Sunday. Advertisement Conor Doherty’s 49th minute goal that proved the key score in the the next play after Rory Maguire’s fisted goal had […]


Preview: Derry’s latest national barometer


All-Ireland SFC quarter-final Derry v Cork Sunday, Croke Park, 1.45pm Live on RTÉ By Michael McMullan “They may not appreciate it when I say it, but Derry needed this All-Ireland a lot more than Cork did.” The words of Derry captain Henry Downey followed the 1993 All-Ireland final, the last time the Oakleaf County crossed […]