Donnelly expecting a massive battle against Derry

By Michael McMullan GERARD Donnelly knows exactly what is coming down the track this weekend for his Tyrone minor side. The Red Hands will take on reigning Ulster and All-Ireland champions Derry in their own back yard at Owenbeg. Donnelly, now in his fourth year at the helm, steered the Red Hands to the 2021 […]

Donnelly hopes former charges complete All-Ireland u-20 bid

By Michael McMullan TYRONE minor manager Gerard Donnelly will be a more interested spectator than most for the Red Hands’ All-Ireland u-20 final against Kerry on Sunday. While he leads the current minor group into semi-final action against Derry on Saturday, he will have coached virtually the entire u-20 group. There are “lots of rewards” […]

Donnelly expects a ‘tough’ and ‘physical’ test from Wicklow

By Katrina Brennan LAST weekend Fermanagh played their final challenge match in preparation for the start of the Tailteann Cup, with a game against Monaghan, and despite losing it by six points, Erne manager, Kieran Donnelly says “the preparations have gone as well as they could have” as they ready themselves for Saturday’s game with Wicklow. […]

Donnelly demands more consistency

By Barry O’Donnell TYRONE minor manager Gerard Donnelly is throwing down the gauntlet to his charges to try and put back-to-back wins together when they tackle Monaghan in a crunch Group A Ulster Championship clash at Ardboe this Saturday lunchtime. The Red Hands form has been patchy in both league and championship throughout the course […]

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 […]