Sludden praises volunteerism of Tyrone intercounty football managers

By Niall Gartland COUNTY chairperson Martin Sludden has expressed his gratitude to Tyrone’s inter-county football managers for their genuinely held sense of volunteerism in his address to the convention on Tuesday night. Debate on the subject of intercounty costs, particularly in relation to management teams, has ramped up in recent weeks following the publication of […]

Corry hails bond in Tyrone minor camp

By Niall Gartland THE Ulster Minor Championship is coming to the boil and Tyrone midfielder James Corry says that morale in the camp is high ahead of Saturday’s semi-final clash against Monaghan. The Red Hands have won all four of their matches in this year’s campaign to date – group stage victories over Cavan, Armagh […]

The serious business starts now: Donnelly

By Niall Gartland TYRONE minors topped their group in the new-look Ulster Championship but manager Gerard Donnelly is acutely conscious that the serious business starts now with Saturday’s quarter-final clash against Fermanagh. The Red Hands have a 100 per cent record heading into the knock-out rounds and have been handed home advantage and a place […]

Semi-final spots up for grabs in minor championship

By Niall Gartland THE group stages are over and the serious stuff is set to begin as the Ulster Minor Championship enters the quarter-final stage this weekend. Only one team has been eliminated after a stream of group stage matches – namely Down, who suffered a number of bruising defeats in the five-team group, while […]

Tyrone minors bidding to finish top

By Niall Gartland TYRONE minors are in pole position to finish in top of their group heading into their third and final round robin match against Antrim this Saturday. Gerard Donnelly’s side can make doubly sure of finishing top of the table with a win, and in doing so secure home advantage in their upcoming […]

Tyrone minors begin their title defence

By Niall Gartland THE Tyrone minors begin their three in-a-row quest in the Ulster Championship away to Cavan this Saturday, but let’s not get too carried away with idle talk of titles just yet as it’s a marathon not a sprint. There’s a new group stage format this season, and if Tyrone are to complete […]

VOX POP: Ask the managers – minor matters

By Niall Gartland ULSTER GAA aficionados may have already clocked that there’s a major shake up of this year’s provincial championship. Essentially, there’s two group stages (one with four teams, the other with five), so there’s games galore and only one team will be extricated from the competition after the group stages have concluded (indeed, […]