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(...)

 Chairman of National Referee Committee Pat McEnaney: “Criticism is something we have to accept – that we haven’t performed up to the level we wanted to.” Photograph: Inpho

Pat McEnaney, chair of the National Referees Committee, has accepted that enforcement of the black card rule must improve. He was speaking after th(...)

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(...)

Like the joke about the depressive economist, who forecast 10 of the last three recessions, apostles of black card Armageddon got yet another glimpse (...)

Tyrone captain  Seán Cavanagh (right): “I was sceptical about the black card from the start because I felt it was making the job of the referee more difficult and referees don’t need that.” Photograph:  Russell Pritchard/Presseye/Inpho

Peter Canavan has supported his former manager Mickey Harte in questioning the consistency of application of the black card during Sunday’s Tyrone-Dow(...)

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(...)

Tyrone’s Mark Donnelly closes down  Bryan Cullen of Dublin. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Inpho

Tyrone 1-15 Dublin 3-10 Diarmuid Connolly’s superb last-minute poin(...)

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(...)

Meath’s Graham Reilly tackles Tyrone’s Matthew Donnelly during the qualifier at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Suddenly Tyrone look like men who went to pull a book off the shelf only to find it turning the whole wall around to reveal a secret passageway. Thoro(...)

Tyrone’s  Conor Gormley shields the ball from Mickey Burke of Meath during their SFC All-Ireland fourth round qualifier at Croke Park. Photogprah: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tyrone 0-17 Meath 2-09: Tyrone found a way through to the quarter-finals but Meath made them sweat on it right up to the end at Croke Park. While Mick(...)