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 […]

PAURIC GRIMES: The importance of showing leadership

“A LEADER is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” Lao Tzu. Something I’ve been doing more of this year is working directly with businesses on their staff wellness. Going out and delivering workshops on a range of topics to […]

‘Hurt’ of last year motivating Mattie and Tyrone

By Barry O’Donnell A PROLONGED spell of introspection over the off-season among the Tyrone players was necessary to try and avoid a repeat of 2022, Matthew Donnelly believes. With Tyrone set to meet Derry yet again in the final of the Dr McKenna Cup this Saturday evening in the Athletic Grounds, the match will provide […]

Harte and Donnelly expected to go again as Tyrone plan for 2023

By Niall Gartland WITH the dawn of a new intercounty season fast approaching, Tyrone joint-managers Feargal Logan and Brian Dooher will be busy knitting together their panel ahead of January’s McKenna Cup competition. A batch of would-be newcomers who impressed during the Tyrone Club Championships will be put through their paces in the coming weeks […]