PATRICK MORRISON: Soul searching


A GOALKEEPER, like any other player in Gaelic sports, has three main areas that contribute to their on-field performance. These three areas are all interlinked and have a constant bearing on how the other areas function at all times. It is also important to understand that these three areas are all influenced by their environment […]


Donegal direct approach a danger says Niall Morgan


By Barry O’Donnell THE long kick-out strategy which reaped rich dividends for Donegal last time out, is a tactic which Tyrone need to have an answer to, Niall Morgan has warned. Derry net minder Odhran Lynch fell victim to the booming deliveries from his counterpart at the other end of the field Shaun Patton last […]


Ulster players named in GAA team of the week


AFTER another busy weekend of NFL action, six Ulster players have been name in the GAA’s team of the week.   Receive quality journalism wherever you are, on any device. Keep up to date from the comfort of your own home with a digital subscription. Any time | Any place | Anywhere Subscribe to current […]


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 […]