We need to be at our very best says Morgan

By Niall Gartland TYRONE can call upon previous experience of negotiating the downfall of their All-Ireland quarter-final opponents Kerry, but Niall Morgan was at pains to point out that they really need to be operating at top gear against these teams at the very top of the footballing food chain. The Red Hands claimed a […]

Morgan enthused by new group stage format

By Barry O’Donnell DESPITE the mixed reactions to the new concept, Tyrone goalkeeper Niall Morgan confesses that he ‘loves’ the prospect of games, games and more games in the coming month as the All-Ireland Championship race gathers momentum. The Red Hands have been paired in Group 2 of the new look Sam Maguire Cup competition, […]

STEVEN POACHER: Learn while recharging batteries

IT’S around this time of the year that most coaches are close to finishing off their respective seasons across the province, whether that be with an underage or a senior team. Unless you are involved in the latter stages of championship semi-finals or finals, your season is coming to a close. A lot of coaches […]

“The man was on fire that day”

THIS week we look back at some of the memorable games from former Tyrone forward Brian McGuckin. Teams played for: Edendork St Malachy, Ballinderry Shamrocks, Tyrone and UUJ. Current involvement: Advertisement Co manager/coach, alongside Damian Barton, with Magherafelt O’Donovan Rossa. Which club game, that you played in, will you never forget and why? The 2010 […]

We ask top stoppers for their views on rule change

By Kieran Lynch Last week, the GAA Congress passed a motion from Kildare club Raheens,  which will prohibit a defender who receives a kick-out from passing it  back to his goalkeeper. The proposed rule was met with frustration by Gaelic Life columnist Patrick Morrison, who said in his recent article ‘Don’t Fear the Keeper’: “The […]

Morgan key to Tyrone downing the Dubs

By Alan Rodgers THE goalkeeper’s role in the modern game of gaelic football has continued to evolve to the point where they are now accepted as having perhaps the most influential role in a game. On Saturday night last, the performance of Tyrone’s Niall Morgan in their 1-10 to 1-7 victory over the All-Ireland champions […]