JOE BROLLY: Tweedledum and God

THERE is a five-year old chess sensation nicknamed ‘Tweedledum’ who is currently setting the chess world alight. A video emerged of him last week, playing in a tournament against a seasoned chess master from China. The child sucks on a piece of lace, yawns and looks all around him as his 50 year old opponent […]

Peter ‘the Giant’ Canavan

WE have so many small boxing champions, from Rinty Monaghan through to Carl Frampton. Once, I was playing in a charity match in Belfast. Both teams were full of All-Stars and a few famous sporstmen from other sports. Paddy Barnes, the famous boxer, was on our team. He is about five feet tall. Before the […]

Ulster’s Players of the Year

Shaun Casey takes a look back at the Ulster players who have won the prestigious Footballer of the Year award Kieran McGeary (Tyrone) – 2021 TYRONE ended a 13-year wait for an All-Ireland title and captured the Sam Maguire Cup in the first year of Brian Dooher and Feargal Logan’s joint-management ticket. The Red Hands […]

Canavan and Tally among guests for St Louis talk night

By Michael McMullan LEADING GAA personalities will be in Ballymena later this month as St Louis Grammar school host ‘A Night with St. Louis’, a chat night featuring guests from across the GAA world. The event will be compered by former Dunloy and Antrim goalkeeper Shane Elliott, himself a past pupil of the school and a […]

Captain Canavan recalls a milestone season

By Barry O’Donnell DESPITE the passage of time memories of that halcyon summer campaign are still vivid. It’s 20 years exactly today (September 28th 2003 ) since the famine ended with Tyrone laying claim to its first ever All-Ireland senior football title. A 0-12 to 0-9 triumph over defending champions and old adversaries Armagh in […]

Big day performers

Some of the legends of the game have produced their best work on All-Ireland final day, and Niall Gartland takes a look back at some of the very best individual performances in recent decades in All-Ireland SFC deciders… Maurice Fitzgerald  1997 MAURICE Fitzgerald’s performance in the 1997 All-Ireland final is the stuff of legends, but it […]

TONY BOYLE: “A nice place to get a result”

Teams played for: An Clochan Liath (Dungloe) and Donegal. Your current involvement: Manager of club minor girls and senior ladies teams.   Which club game, that you played in, will you never forget and why? Advertisement A championship game down in Magheragallan v Gaoth Dobhair. I think it was in 1990. We were only in […]

Dooher and Logan granted new term as Tyrone managers

By Niall Gartland FEARGAL Logan and Brian Dooher have been granted a new three-year term as Tyrone joint-managers at a meeting of the County Committee in Garvaghey this evening. Club delegates offered no dissent when the matter was tabled by the County Board and Logan and Dooher were therefore ratified to lead the county’s senior […]