Sean Cavanagh battles for the ball with Mayo’s Colm Boyle on a day Tyrone ran out winners at MacHale Park. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Tyrone 1-11 Mayo 1-7 “Sometimes it is very black and white from certain perspectives,” said Mickey Harte minutes after watching his team strik(...)

Armagh’s Tony Kernan with Tyrone’s Mattie Donnelly during the Dr McKenna Cup clash at the Athletic Grounds in Armagh. Photo: Jonathan Porter/Presseye/Inpho

Tyrone 3-10 Armagh 1-8 Tyrone are still on course to land their second four-in-a-row Dr McKenna Cup coup following this relatively straightforward sem(...)

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 Conor Gormley surrounded by Vinny Corey, Darren Hughes and Conor McManus of Monaghan during yesterday’s clash. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Monaghan 1-12 Tyrone 0-14Tectonic stuff in Clones, Ulster Championship to the nth degree. Collisions to make the teeth rattle, black cards to make the(...)

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 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(...)

Down’s Aidan Carr scores a penalty past Tyrone goalkeeper Michael O’Neill. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

If, as we assume, the Ulster Championship is the whole kit and caboodle when it comes to what the football summer has to offer this side of July, it’s(...)

Dublin’s Diarmund Connolly celebrates at the final whistle of his side’s victory over Tyrone.  Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Presseye/Inpho

The All-Ireland champions are becoming dangerously expert at consigning teams to Heartbreak Hill. Ask Tyrone. A year ago, Dublin edged t(...)

Tyrone’s Mark Donnelly gets away from  Dublin’s Alan Brogan during the league clash at Healy Park, Omagh. Photo: Russell Pritchard/Inpho

Dublin 3-10 Tyrone 1-15 This fixture has an interesting (...)