Fintona out to write their own script

By Niall Gartland FOR Fintona Pearses, 2023 is the gift that keeps on giving. A first Tyrone Junior Championship title in nearly half a century was an era-defining moment for the club, and now they’ve another crack at history as they finalise their preparations for Saturday’s Ulster Junior Championship semi-final against a hardened Blackhill side […]

Carrickmore’s famous 70s three-peat to be honoured

Niall Gartland speaks to three of the protagonists from the celebrated Carrickmore side that won three Tyrone Senior Championship titles in a row in the late seventies. ON Friday evening in the Patrician Hall, Carrickmore will honour their historic three in-a-row winning Senior Championship team from the years spanning 1977-1979. Needless to say it was […]

Paul McGirr tournament set to return after four-year hiatus

THE Paul McGirr Ulster U-16 Championship is set to make a welcome return this winter following a four-year hiatus. The Drom0re-based tournament was called off in 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions and hadn’t been played in the intervening years, so its future looked in real jeopardy. But the tournament is set to be revived this […]

Injured Tyrone stalwart Donnelly optimistic about prolonging playing career

By Niall Gartland INJURED Trillick and Tyrone stalwart Mattie Donnelly will discover this coming Wednesday whether surgery will be required for a long-term injury that has ruled him out for the rest of the season. The two-time All-Star tore the posterior cruciate ligament in his knee and suffered a broken tibia while playing for Trillick […]

Distinguished defender Ronan McNamee calls it a day with Tyrone

By Niall Gartland VETERAN Tyrone full-back Ronan McNamee has taken the decision to retire after more than ten years of donning the county jersey with distinction. The Aghyaran man earned a deserved reputation as one of the most tenacious and talented defenders in the modern game, winning an All-Star award for his performances in 2019. […]

Burns hoping for a perfect finale

By Niall Gartland WHETHER it’s with club or county, Pomeroy skipper Frank Burns will give his utmost for the cause. Tyrone’s All-Ireland campaign ended earlier than any of us would have liked with a bruising last-eight defeat to Kerry, but there was never any questioning of slackening off as Burns returned to his club duties with […]

Monster challenge complete

Coalisland championship winner Gerard Devlin ran 52 marathons in the last 52 weeks to raise money for club funds. He completed his final leg on the Camino de Santiago at the weekend and Michael McMullan caught up with him… FR Peter Campbell Park in Coalisland is nearly 1,700km from Sarria, on the North West corner […]

Coalisland marathon man embarks on final leg

By Michael McMullan COALISLAND championship winner Gerard Devlin will embark on the final leg of a mammoth club fundraiser this weekend. Devlin played on the Fianna team to win back to back O’Neill Cups in 1989 and 1990. Over the last 12 months he has been clocking up the miles in a challenge that will […]

“I just loved testing myself against others”

FORMER Tyrone and Carrickmore ace looks back at some of the memorable games playing and watching football down the years… Name: Eilish Gormley Teams played for: An Charraig Mhór, Tyrone, Ulster, St. Mary’s, UUJ, Combined Ulster Colleges, Combined Irish Colleges, Roscommon Ladies in Boston, Connacht Ladies in Boston, Armagh Ladies Rugby. Current involvement: Advertisement I […]