Peter Harte: “They all play the Tyrone way, if you like. A brand of football where you use your head in certain situations.” Photograph: Matt Mackey/Presseye /Inpho

“It’s all a blink,” says Peter Harte, and he’s not talking about that near non-stop journey which has taken Tyrone back into an All-Ireland football s(...)

Tyrone’s Sean Cavanagh in action against Tipperary in Semple Stadium. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Tyrone are a young superpower in football terms. They were never really a dominant force in Ulster in the past, with their first All-Ireland only arr(...)

Tyrone under-21 selector Peter Canavan doesn’t coach or condone cynical play. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

A far more cynical affair is expected when Tyrone face Donegal in the preliminary round of the Ulster football championship on May 17th than what was(...)

Roscommon’s Ronan Daly surrounded by the Tyrone defence during the Red Hand’s semi-final win at Markievicz Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tyrone 0-17 Roscommon 0-12Tyrone U-21 manager Feargal Logan commended the grassroots effort in the county that is coming to fruition in his All-Irelan(...)

Dublin Manager Dessie Farrell has a  formidable looking side as they prepare to take on Tipperary in Tullamore. Photograph: Inpho

After making a grand total of five Munster under-21 finals in the first 44 years of the competition, Tipperary have been in seven of the last nine. Th(...)

Gormley will always be remembered for making ‘that block’ on Steven McDonnell in the 2003 All-Ireland final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

One of Tyrone’s greatest ever defenders, Conor Gormley, has announced his retirement from inter-county football. The Carrickmore clubman was a lynchpi(...)

St Vincent’s Diarmuid Connolly scores one his goals  past goalkeeper Ciarán Naughton of Castlebar Mitchels during the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship final on St Patrick’s Day. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

The Ides of March fall two days short of St Patrick’s Day and even if the average club finals afternoon is unlikely to produce anything as dram(...)

Owen Mulligan with his long-time manager and mentor, Tyrone boss Mickey Harte. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

If you leave out the fight with the paint scraper and the bar owner’s reproach at the smashed windows (‘I’m sorry Mugsy, I can’t stand by you this tim(...)

Barcelona’s midfielders Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta put  pressure on  Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema. The speed with which they seek to regain possession is a key part of Barcelona’s game. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

People talk all the time about the game being different now from what it was all the way back in the day. But when they do, I think they miss the poin(...)

Tyrone will have to find someone to share the burden with Seán Cavanagh if they are to succeed. Photograph: Inpho

Destiny couldn’t keep these two apart. Having fought so brilliantly to beat Donegal and claim their first Ulster title since 1988, Monaghan’s rewar(...)