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(...)

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 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(...)

Midfielder Seán Cavanagh returns to the Tyrone fold and will be a substitute for Sunday’s NFL visit of Mayo. Photogtaph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Mickey Harte has made five changes to the Tyrone team, who drew with Derry on the first day of the season for Sunday’s Division One match with All-Ire(...)

Ronan O’Neill, right, seen here in action for UUJ against IT Sligo’s Paul Varley in the Sigerson Cup, will play at left corner forward for Tyrone against Mayo on Sunday. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Inpho/Presseye

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte keeps up the blooding of new players with Emmet McKenna and Tiernan McCann the latest to make their league debuts for the (...)

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(...)