Masters season returns with strong Ulster representation

By Niall McCoy THE Masters is back, no not in Augusta, but across the country as 25 football teams go in search of the Mick Loftus Cup. Ulster representation has always been strong in this growing format with Tyrone winning the last three titles and Donegal the crown before that in 2019 with Covid ruling […]

Captain Harte as driven as ever

By Niall Gartland BLITHELY describing Peter Harte as an ‘experienced footballer’ would be doing the man a considerable disservice. Having made his senior debut with the county all the way back in February 2010, the Errigal Ciaran man is now on the cusp of his 15th uninterrupted Championship campaign with Tyrone – and it’s fair to […]

Tyrone Masters on brink of historic three-peat

By Niall Gartland HISTORY-CHASING Tyrone Masters are one game away from becoming the first team from the county to win three All-Irelands in-a-row but the men from Kerry will be dead set on putting a halt to their charge. The two sides are scheduled to meet in the Dr Mick Loftus Cup showdown at the St […]

Tyrone Masters set to renew acquaintances with the Dubs

By Niall Gartland TYRONE Masters stand on the cusp of another All-Ireland final appearance as they renew acquaintances with Dublin at Kingspan Breffni in Cavan this Saturday afternoon. The Tyrone over-40s team came up trumps against Dublin in the last two All-Ireland finals but there’s no guarantee that it’ll be a similar story this weekend […]

Sean Marty Lockhart – making a case for the defence

Sean Marty Lockhart is one of the greatest defenders of all time, an All-Star and Ireland’s most capped International Rules player. Michael McMullan went to meet him to pick his brains on the art of defending WHEN you spend 22 hours away from collective team training in preparation for marking Peter Canavan, you tick the […]

Retirement u-turns

Jack McCaffrey is back for Dublin, and we look at  players who have returned to the fold after announcing their retirement… Brian Corcoran (Cork) LIKELY the most prominent example of the genre, legendary Cork hurler Brian Corcoran shocked the GAA world when he retired at the age of 28. Corcoran, who had won the Hurler […]

‘Stephen O’Neill’s 2005 Ulster final performance was a special one’

WHEN Tyrone lit up the noughties, they had Brian McGuigan pulling the strings as their playmaker from centre forward. He looks back on some of the moments from a glittering career for club and county. Teams played for: St Patrick’s Academy Dungannon, Ardboe, Tyrone, Ulster and Ireland. Current involvement: Manager of Ardboe u-13s Which club game, […]

Pauric Grimes: Searching to find your ‘why’

LAST week I fired a few difficult questions your way and one response I received got me to thinking. I suggested that the journey begins with a ‘why’. Your reason behind wanting to better yourself. Your reason to justify the difficult decisions. The purpose that defines your entire decision making process. And then I got this […]