Darren McCurry  played championship before he ever got a run in the league. Photograph: Inpho.

On the list of player biographies handed out at the Tyrone press night last Wednesday week, there was something interesting about the numbers beside t(...)

Tyrone’s Mickey Harte: “It’s typical of our game indeed in general where you have lots of nit-picking going on and fault-finders and they think that’s their brief in life.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

No fact-sheet this time around for Tyrone, no fortright defence of their place in the world. At the Tyrone press night last evening in Garvaghy, Micke(...)

It was the Jim McGuinness-managed Donegal that knocked Mickey Harte’s Tyrone off their perch in Ulster.  Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Inpho.

If Mickey Harte ever admits he didn’t see the Donegal whirlwind coming five seasons ago, then he can be forgiven. Nobody did. But it has sometimes bee(...)

Seán Kavanagh evades Jackson Geary in  Ireland’s match against a Victorian Football League selection in Melbourne. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tyrone captain Seán Cavanagh has called on his younger county colleagues to rise to the challenge of leadership. He was speaking in Melbourne after Ir(...)

Stephen O’Neill and Martin Penrose have five All-Ireland medals between them. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

After eight frustrating years of nursing ongoing injuries which have limited his playing time considerably, the 2005 Footballer of the Year Stephen O’(...)

Roy Keane’s “distraction” won’t affect the Irish team, we’ll soon see. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho
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  • November 14, 2014, 08:13

As Roy Keane continues to steal the headlines ahead of tonight’s European qualifier clash with Scotland, Martin O’Neill is insistent that his playe(...)

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(...)

Cork’s John Hayes comes under pressure from Tyrone’s  Matthew Donnelly during the Allianz Football League Division 1 match at Páirc Uí Rinn. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Allianz Football League round-up: You write Tyrone off at your peril. Seemingly d(...)

Connor McAliskey scored three points from play in National League final and has been rewarded with a starting place for Tyrone against Mayo on Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy.

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte has called up Connor McAliskey to replace the suspended Martin Penrose, while Ryan McKenna comes into the fullback line in(...)

Tyrone’s  Martin Penrose in action against Monaghan’s Dessie Mone during the All-Ireland quarter-final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Mickey Harte confirmed last night Tyrone will be appealing the one-match suspensions proposed for both Conor Gormley and Martin Penrose ahead of their(...)