Tyrone’s PJ Quinn tackles Louth’s Ryan Burns during Saturday’s All-Ireland senior football championship qualifier at  Healy Park, Omagh, Co Tyrone. Photograph: Inpho

Tyrone 2-21 Louth 0-10 In the end, Tyrone ran away with a tie that was finely balanced at the halfway stage. Louth trailed by just two points at half(...)

Tyrone’s Justin McMahon claims possession ahead of Monaghan’s  Kieran Hughes during the Ulster SFC quarter-final clash in Clones. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Monaghan 1-12 Tyrone 0-14It was nervy stuff in the end but Monaghan flopped over the line and ended a run of championship defeats to Tyrone that stret(...)

The presumed absence of Conor McManus (above) has a part to play, obviously. Though he looks certain to appear at some stage, Monaghan are plainly a reduced force without him.  Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

There is a definite sense of now or never for Monaghan here. The mental block certain counties have when it comes to certain other counties is irratio(...)

Tyrone’s Peter Harte and Conor Maginn of Down battle for possession during the Ulster SFC preliminary round replay at Páirc Esler in Newry. Photograph:   Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tyrone 3-11 Down 0-12: Second chances are meant to be grabbed with both hands and Tyrone certainly made sure of that in Newry on Saturday night as the(...)

Tyrone goalkeeper Niall Morgan takes to the line after receiving a black card in last week’s drawn Ulster senior football Championship preliminary round game against Down at Healy Park. Photograph: Inpho.Omagh, Tyrone 18/5/2014Tyrone vs DownTyrone’s Niall MorganMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Russell Pritchard

Both teams would have been disappointed with last week’s outcome. Down manager James McCartan understandably said that he’d have taken a draw at ha(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea tackles Colm Cavanagh of Tyrone during the All-Ireland football semi-final, a foul which resulted in a yellow card. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When defending the tactics of his Tyrone players, specifically Seán Cavanagh, after the Monaghan game Mickey Harte called for a forensic examination o(...)

Mayo’s Alan Freeman celebrates scoring their  goal from a penalty in the All-Ireland Senior Fotball Championship semi-final against Tyrone at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Mayo 1-16 Tyrone 0-13: It took them a while to get motoring and then it was all one-way traffic, Mayo eventually easing their way back into a successi(...)

     Young Darren McCurry comes into the Tyrone full-forward line to face Offaly for the injured Stephen O’Neill. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In theory, Mickey Harte’s Tyrone should glide into Tullamore tomorrow afternoon and gather enough scores to end Offaly’s summer. Doing that without fo(...)