McAnallen could’ve become one of the best: Harte

By Michael McMullan THE late Cormac McAnallen could’ve been one of the greatest players to play the game. That was the take of his former minor, u-21 and senior manager Mickey Harte. Speaking to the press after Saturday’s 1-16 to 1-11 to Dublin, on the 20th anniversary of Cormac’s passing, Harte said it will be […]

Sydney club unveils new commemorative GAA jersey

By Niall Gartland THE Cormac McAnallen club in Sydney have unveiled a new jersey to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the late Tyrone captain’s death. The club was founded in January 2005 as a living tribute to McAnallen and the passing of time hasn’t eroded their original mission statement of honouring a true great […]

McCloy hails ‘remarkable legacy’ of Cormac Trust

By Niall Gartland THE impending closure of the Cormac Trust will be a moment of pronounced poignancy not only for the McAnallen family, but its chairperson, Kevin McCloy, the former Derry footballer whose life was saved as a result of a defibrillator donated by the charity. It was officially announced last Sunday that the shutters are being […]

Cormac McAnallen: The Brantry Boy will remain forever young

By Niall Gartland CORMAC McAnallen is forever young. The Brantry Boy is immortalised in the mind’s eye as the fiercely determined Tyrone footballer whose mid-season reinvention as a full-back was the missing piece of the jigsaw in 2003. Four games was all it took for Cormac to nail down the All-Star full-back position. Tyrone’s calamitous […]


By Patrick Morrison NEW Year Resolutions have been around for millennia. Many religions around the globe would practice this custom as a completion of one year and the commencement of the next. In fact, it is believed that 4,000 years ago it was the ancient Babylonians who were the first people to use New Year’s […]

McMahon looks back on Cormac’s special welcome

JOE McMahon was a fresh-faced youngster when the call came to join the Tyrone panel for the start of the 2004 season. Just months earlier he had celebrated in the Cusack Stand as Peter Canavan lifted the Sam Maguire Cup. Now he was joining him and the other heroes in the dressing-room and readily admits […]