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 […]

The Dubs are the kingpins says McGeary

By Alan Rodgers A FIRST clash for Tyrone against the All-Ireland champions Dublin in Croke Park for five years will provide the Red Hand team in transition with the ideal chance to test their current status as this 2024 National League campaign reaches its conclusion. On that occasion in 2019 Tyrone recorded a marvellous 1-14 to […]

Sean O’Sullivan: Kerry will be energised by prospect of Tyrone visit

By Niall Gartland FORMER Kerry footballer Sean O’Sullivan doesn’t expect Sunday’s league encounter against Tyrone to bear much resemblance to last year’s one-sided All-Ireland SFC quarter-final clash at Croke Park. The Kingdom eased to a surprisingly comfortable 2-18 to 0-12 victory against Tyrone last summer, a result out of kilter with recent games between the […]

Revival of historic Tyrone cup competition

By Niall Gartland THE Jim Devlin Cup is set to be revived in the spring to mark the 50th anniversary of the murders of Jim and Gertrude Devlin by loyalist gunmen outside Edendork in Tyrone. It will take place between the 16 Division One teams in Tyrone on a knock-out starting in April and culminating in […]

Matty’s teammates devastated by loss of their captain

By Niall Gartland TWO of Matthew McGuigan’s former Kildress teammates have described their devastation at the loss of someone whose dedication to the Wolfe Tones was evident in so many ways. Dean McNally and Philip Lennon were joint-captains of the Kildress team that claimed the Tyrone Junior Championship title in 2020, and they are still […]

Gormley and Leonard take reins at Beragh Red Knights

BERAGH Red Knights have formally appointed a new management team headed up by Tyrone legend Conor Gormley and Damian Leonard. It’s a high-profile appointment for the club, who reached this year’s Division Two promotion play-offs where they fell narrowly short against the Moy. Gormley and Leonard have already accrued experience of working alongside each other […]

‘Mackers’ giving serious consideration to hanging up the boots

By Niall Gartland HAVING represented the club at senior level with distinction for nearly two decades, Coalisland veteran Stephen McNally says that he is “99 per cent” sure that he has hung up the boots for the final time following his side’s Division One-salvaging victory over the Moy last Sunday. If indeed he does formally retire […]

Fintona braced for major step up

By Niall Gartland FINTONA are gearing up for their first Junior Championship semi-final appearance since 2011, but their captain Niall Murray recognises they won’t get anything handed to them by a strong Aghaloo side. The Pearses last reached the final four back in 2011, coming up short against Killeeshil, and it would be a big […]