James McCartan: the 1994 Down All-Irealnd winning team was   much re arranged from the team which won Sam Maguire in 1991.  Photograph: Inpho

should Donegal win on Sunday, they would become the third team from Ulster in just over 20 years to win a second All-Ireland, an achievement unequalle(...)

Armagh and Tyrone players confront each other early on in last weekend’s qualifier clash at Omagh. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

The authorities must condemn them. Managers can’t condone them. The media has to tut-tut away and decide that they’re the worst thing to happen since (...)

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte: “There is another year, under my current contract, and I intend to honour that.” Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye.

Even if it must rank as one of the most disillusioning of days in his 12 seasons as Tyrone manager, Mickey Harte wasn’t all down about it, paying due(...)

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(...)

Tyrone’s Kyle Coney: now fulfilling his youthful promise, he scored eight points from play against Cork last weekend to help his team to a draw. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

When Tyrone and Dublin met in last year’s Allianz League Division One final, there was little between the teams and an outrageous point from De(...)

Conor Gormley and Justin McMahon are named on the bench for Tyrone against Cork on Sunday. photograph: inpho

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte welcomes onto the panel back two former All Star defenders for Sunday’s(...)

Seán Cavanagh on the charge for Tyrone during Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Mayo. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Even in the wake of what Seán Cavanagh encountered on Sunday, Tyrone’s former footballer of the year believes Dublin, and not Mayo or Kerry, will capt(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea and Seamus O’Shea react after a foul by Tyrone’s Colm Cavanagh at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

James Horan would have found out more about his team during yesterday’s 70 minutes than all their other matches this year. They were tested, they stru(...)

Mayo’s Séamus O’Shea who forms a powerful midfield combination with his brother Aidan. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Few counties have come into an All-Ireland semi-final in the qualifier age having experienced as little adversity as Mayo have this summer. There are (...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor celebrates scoring his second goal against Donegal. He has developed into one of the best finishers in the game. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Mayo come into this match with one of the strongest motivations, having lost last year’s All-Ireland final. It’s a powerful focus for mature minds and(...)