KEVIN CASSIDY: Championship….at long last

WE will witness the first knockout championship games of the year in the coming days, bringing the buzz and excitement with it. Yes, last weekend’s action did have a bit of spice but this weekend should see things really catch fire. It’s win or bust for everybody. Derry did just about enough to get over […]

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. […]

Tyrone set to weigh up options after Kilpatrick loses appeal

CONN Kilpatrick is in line to serve a two-game suspension after losing an appeal at the Central Hearings Committee at Croke Park. The Tyrone midfielder received a straight red card for an off-the-ball incident against Cork in the final ten minutes of their championship clash at Tullamore on Saturday afternoon. He requested a hearing to […]

Devlin taking his chance at senior level

By Niall Gartland FLOURISHING at underage level isn’t always a guarantee that senior success will follow suit, but Niall Devlin showed that he’s in it for the long haul with a sublime performance in Tyrone’s group stage victory over Clare nearly a fortnight ago. The Red Hands scored 2-3 in the first-half and Devlin was […]

Tyrone make one change for group stage finale against Cork

By Niall Gartland TYRONE have announced one change on their starting line-up ahead of tomorrow’s All-Ireland Round Robin final round clash against Cork in Tullamore. Conn Kilpatrick is named in midfield in place of Errigal Ciaran’s Joe Oguz, who isn’t included on the match-day panel on this occasion. Elsewhere, it’s pretty much as you were, […]

Life in the Rebel County left a lasting impression on Ben

By Niall Gartland OMAGH footballer Ben Groogan will hope to see a few pals from the opposite end of the country when he heads to Tullamore on Saturday for Tyrone’s All-Ireland SFC round robin clash against Cork. It was only the other year that he was playing ball for Cork club St Finbarr’s – a […]

Donnelly praises impact of Tyrone U20 stars

By Niall Gartland TYRONE stalwart Mattie Donnelly has praised the recently recruited members of the county’s all-conquering U20 team for the energy and drive they have brought to the senior set-up. Donnelly’s composure in front of the posts is just one of his many attributes as a footballer, and he steered over four points from […]

Murnaghan heading to US as part of Queen’s centenary celebrations

By Niall Gartland THE tickets have been booked, the accommodation has been sorted and the bags have been packed – well, maybe not just yet on the last part. Killyclogher footballer Matthew Murnaghan will hop aboard a plane and travel to the United States next week as part of a delegation from Queen’s University Belfast, […]

O’Hare and Burns among subs as Tyrone name team to face Clare

By Niall Gartland TYRONE have named an unchanged starting line-up for Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC Round Two clash against Clare at O’Neill’s Healy Park. Feargal Logan and Brian Dooher have kept their faith in the same starting 15 after last Saturday’s opening round against Donegal, but there are a number of changes to the match-day panel. […]