Roger that: Bríd Rogers is the new ace in the Derry pack

By Daragh Ó Conchúir  CHAMPIONSHIP day can be a tricky one in any household, given the various mental and physical routines and preparation, the planning and the anticipation, the frayed nerves. Imagine then, what it has been like in the Rogers and Donnelly residences this week and this morning, where wives and husbands each have […]

Donnelly praises impact of Tyrone U20 stars

By Niall Gartland TYRONE stalwart Mattie Donnelly has praised the recently recruited members of the county’s all-conquering U20 team for the energy and drive they have brought to the senior set-up. Donnelly’s composure in front of the posts is just one of his many attributes as a footballer, and he steered over four points from […]

Gaelic Life team of the week

AFTER another weekend of action across all codes, here is our latest Gaelic Life Team of the Week. It took extra-time, every sinew and then penalties for Donegal to take an Ulster title against an Armagh team who offered so much. Tyrone u-20s continued their adventure, there was camogie final action with other Ulster teams […]

Injured Tyrone stalwart Donnelly optimistic about prolonging playing career

By Niall Gartland INJURED Trillick and Tyrone stalwart Mattie Donnelly will discover this coming Wednesday whether surgery will be required for a long-term injury that has ruled him out for the rest of the season. The two-time All-Star tore the posterior cruciate ligament in his knee and suffered a broken tibia while playing for Trillick […]

Gormley: Trillick can stand up in Donnelly’s absence

By Barry O’Donnell TRILLICK manager Jody Gormley insists that the Reds have sufficient quality in their squad to prevent their season going off the rails despite the absence of talisman Matthew Donnelly. With the Tyrone star tearing his cruciate knee ligament at the recent Kilmacud Sevens, he is ruled out of action for the rest […]

Murphy doesn’t expect rash of Tyrone retirements

By Niall Gartland DONEGAL legend Michael Murphy expects at least some of Tyrone’s elder statesmen to return for the 2024 season following Saturday’s disappointing championship exit at the hands of Kerry. Murphy, who hung up the boots at intercounty level last November at the age of 33, thinks that the raft of young talent coming […]

Tyrone name unchanged side for seismic Kerry clash

By Niall Gartland TYRONE have announced their starting line-up for tomorrow’s eagerly anticipated All-Ireland SFC quarter-final clash against rivals Kerry at Croke Park. The starting line-up is unchanged from the team that accounted on a scoreline of 1-18 to 0-13 against Donegal last Saturday at Ballybofey. Youngster Ruairi Canavan who scored 1-1 against Donegal has […]

Tyrone dismantle Donegal to make the quarter-finals

DONEGAL 0-13 TYRONE 1-18 TYRONE cruised into the quarter-finals of the All-Ireland Senior Championship by virtue of an emphatic eight point victory over old adversaries Donegal on Saturday night in Ballybofey. The Red Hands bossed proceedings for the most part, a goal in the early stages from Ruairi Canavan providing them with the platform to […]

Minor miracles

Tyrone (Eight All-Ireland titles) TYRONE are fourth in the overall leaderboard with a very impressive eight All-Ireland titles to their name (only Kerry, Cork and Dublin have fared better over the years). The Red Hands won their first All-Ireland titles in 1947 and 1948, and their winning run in 1998 laid the platform for their […]

Mattie hopes to maintain Tyrone’s momentum

By Barry O’Donnell CARRYING the momentum from the latter stages of the National League into the Championship is the prime objective of Tyrone heading into Sunday’s clash with Monaghan, seasoned operator Mattie Donnelly insists. It could be argued that the individual display produced by the Trillick ace in the vital home victory over Kerry was […]