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 […]


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 […]


Orchard’s golden oldies


By Shaun Casey TYRONE have led the way and Armagh are about to follow their near neighbours with the creation of an over-40s team to compete in the GAA Masters competition. The Red Hands are the current back-to-back All-Ireland champions and much as it might pain some wearing orange and white tinted glasses, they are […]


PAURIC GRIMES: Retired players – it’s time for you to act


HAVE you ever spent so much time talking about doing something that it felt like you did do something? You plan, brainstorm, and prep. You speak about the steps you’re going to take and the significant changes that will happen because of them. And it feels like you’re doing something. You must be. You’ve it all mapped […]


McCreesh brothers play huge role in Red Hands latest triumph


THROUGHOUT his club playing career with Pomeroy Ollie McCreesh’s name always featured high on the scoring charts as he helped the Plunketts to Intermediate success at County and Provincial level. This year he reached the age to qualify to play Masters (over40s) football and after watching his brother Marty help win it last year he […]


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 […]


Tyrone Masters out to join elite group


By Shaun Casey TYRONE MASTERS aim to become members of a fairly exclusive club if they can put back-to-back All-Ireland football titles together this weekend. The Red Hand over-40s are facing Dublin this Saturday in Ballinagh (throw-in 4pm) in a repeat of last year’s decider, which the Red Hands won 2-9 to 1-8. The hope of […]