MATCH PREVIEW: Rossies no rollover

By Niall Gartland EASY peasy lemon squeezy? Well, it certainly isn’t a nightmare draw for Tyrone, but it’s a knock-out championship match so they can’t afford to take Roscommon for granted in this Saturday’s All-Ireland preliminary quarter-final clash at O’Neill’s Healy Park. The Red Hands are by no means a runaway train but they have […]

Tyrone’s McGeary hopes to make a hasty return

By Alan Rodgers FORMER Footballer of the Year Kieran McGeary has overcome enough obstacles during a glittering career for Tyrone not to be too concerned about the injury which ruled him out of last weekend’s All-Ireland win over Cork. Just moments were left until the throw-in when the Pomeroy clubman sustained an injury in the warm-up. […]

Rafferty determined to keep good times rolling

By Alan Rodgers ONE of the most dramatic finales ever enjoyed by a Tyrone team has whetted the appetite for more of the same from the county’s u-20s as their season continues with a final step on the All-Ireland stage beckoning them this weekend. Team captain Michael Rafferty will lead out the Red Hands against […]

Dooher targeting a winning start

By Barry O’Donnell SLOW starts in the league have blighted Tyrone in recent seasons, a pattern which joint-manager Brian Dooher is keen to rectify this weekend The Red Hands begin what looks an arduous schedule of matches in Division One at home to Roscommon in O’Neill’s Healy Park this Sunday afternoon (throw-in 3.45pm), in a […]

Rule of the Week: On the bounce

A RECENT addition to Gaelic Life is the Rule of the Week and here is this week’s example. By Michael McMullan WITH the clock ticking in stoppage time at the end of Cork’s win over Roscommon in Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC preliminary quarter-final the sides were level. More importantly, Roscommon were in possession. Had they engineered […]

Derry win first All-Ireland title in style

All-Ireland U-20 B Hurling final Derry 3-17 Roscommon 2-14 By Michael McMullan DERRY made history at Croke Park on Saturday afternoon as their u-20 hurlers won a first All-Ireland B title more comfortably than the 3-17 to 2-14 scoreline suggests. Advertisement The Oakleafers hit 22 wides in all and the Rossies hit a late consolation […]

Derry annouce team for tilt at first u-20 All-Ireland title

By Michael McMullan DERRY have named their team for Saturday’s All-Ireland U-20 B hurling final with Roscommon in Croke Park (2.45pm). The Oakleafers  go in search of their first success at this grade after losing finals to ten-time winners Kerry (2018) and Meath (2021). Derry were winners over Mayo and Donegal on their way to […]

Bradley and O’Rourke step in

DONEGAL GAA confirmed Aidan O’Rourke and Paddy Bradley will take charge of Donegal for Sunday’s final league game, the trip to Roscommon. It comes after Paddy Carr’s decision to step down as manager on Wednesday afternoon, with further discussions on Wednesday night to find the next step forward. “CLG Dhún na nGall thank Paddy Carr […]