‘I happened to be right beside him as he struck it and my jaw dropped’

Ben Gormley (right) gives his thoughts on the players he has battled alongside… Name: Ben Gormley. Age: 24. Teams played for: Thomas Clarke’s, Eoghan Ruadh, Tyrone u-17 footballers, Tyrone hurlers u14 to seniors, Ulster u-17 hurlers and Academy MacRory. Advertisement Earliest GAA memory? Dad taking me to the 2005 All-Ireland final, where Tyrone beat Kerry […]

Gourley has kept the faith at St Patrick’s

By Niall Gartland CIARAN Gourley’s commitment to the St Patrick’s Academy is unquestionable but it’s evident in the tone and content of his words that he hasn’t made it a personal crusade to bring the MacRory Cup back to the college. The former Tyrone defender, always measured in word and deed, helped manage St Pat’s […]

St Pat’s never give up says vice-captain Hughes

By Niall Gartland WHAT a difference a year makes for St Patrick’s Academy vice-captain Sean Hughes, whose free-taking exploits have been pivotal to their run to a first MacRory Cup final appearance in nine years. Last January St Pat’s were left licking their wounds after a bitterly disappointing semi-final defeat to Holy Trinity, Cookstown, and Hughes […]

McCusker ready for another battle royale

By Niall Gartland LEAGUE form counts for very little in the bearpit that is the Tyrone Senior Club Championships but Dromore’s Ryan McCusker says they have no issue whatsoever with the traditional knock-out format. Dromore finished top of the pile in Division One but already two of the four semi-finalists, namely Killyclogher and Carrickmore, have […]

Dungannon Clarkes open impressive new hub

IT WAS an eventful and inspiring morning for the Dungannon Thomas Clarkes last Thursday as they officially cut the ribbon at the ceremonial opening of their brand new, state-of-the-art club facilities on the Lisnahull Road. The £1.3million health and community hub will include a community hall, fitness suite, dance studio, meeting space, mixed changing areas and aims to benefit […]

Art: The man who spearheaded the Tyrone football revival

IT was rather poignant in the week that Feargal Logan and Brian Dooher were ratified to remain on as Tyrone senior joint managers, that their distinguished predecessor Art McRory should pass away. The current management team are just two of hundreds of players down through the years to have benfitted from the astute guidance and […]

Clarke keen to keep St Patrick’s journey going

By Barry O’Donnell FESTIVE time indulgences will have to be put on hold among the teenagers of Donaghmore as the club’s Minors eye a very special Christmas present. The Tyrone double winners are now just sixty minutes away from an appearance in a provincial final, but standing in their way are Four Masters of Donegal […]

PREVIEWS: The start of the Tyrone Senior Championship

TYRONE SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND ONE DUNGANNON V TRILLICK Thursday, Omagh, 7.30pm DUNGANNON claimed an unforgettable victory over Trillick in the 2020 final after penalties. 2015 and 2019 champions Trillick haven’t gone anywhere and this is a block-buster way to throw-in the Tyrone senior championship. Advertisement Verdict: Dungannon GREENCASTLE V DONAGHMORE Friday, Omagh, 6.45pm THESE two […]