Tyrone

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Stephen Cluxton fails to stop Paul Geaney scoring a goal for Kerry. Cluxton is Dublin’s strongest link and if you break that, there’s a chance the whole thing goes to pieces. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It’s an odd kind of All-Ireland week. Nearly every conversation I have about the game goes the same way. We spend 90 per cent of it coming up with way(...)

Vinny was shortlisted for driver of the year four times but never won the award. “A scurrilous oversight” said Brennie

The bus, a 130 of course, eased out of the garage on to the Clontarf Road and turned right along the seafront, towards the city centre. It was driven(...)

Tipperary captain Peter Acheson, pictured with manager Liam Kearns after Sunday’s quarter-final victory over Galway: “I’m the third-oldest player and I’m only 26 but the young fellas, they are brave out. They go for it, which suits our style of play.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tipperary footballers reaching an All-Ireland semi-final is no overnight success. There are plenty of medals in their pockets. Some for hurling but m(...)

Dublin’s Bernard Brogan celebrates finding the net against Westmeath in the Leinster final. His three points in the second half showed how well he knows every blade of grass in Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mid-term in this GAA summer, so what have we learned now all the provincial spoils have been handed out? The pecking order, as I see it, remains: Dubl(...)

Tyrone captain Seán Cavanagh: “We became men today . . . we have been knocking at the door in Ulster for the past few years but got no breaks.” Photograph:  Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

This had been coming, but the manner in which it landed laid waste to any doubters about Tyrone’s renewed All-Ireland contender credentials. A newly(...)

Tyrone’s Niall Sludden tackles Donegal’s Eoin McHugh during his side’s Ulster final victory. Photograph: Inpho/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Tyrone 0-13 Donegal 0-11 Breathtaking. For seventy-six gruelling, draining minutes in the Monaghan sunshine, the two teams who have been sparring b(...)

Tyrone’s Aidan McCory is tackled by Frank McGylnn and David Walsh of Donegal during the Ulster SFC semi-final at Clones in 2012. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Two worlds collided, as Michael Hutchence put it, when “rare footage” of the Donegal-Tyrone Ulster final in 1972 made its social media debut during th(...)

Seán Cavanagh: the last remaing link with the  Tyrone team that won a historic first All-Ireland in 2003. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

With the patience and precision of a lathe turner, Mickey Harte has crafted his latest team with big ambitions. There’s been a sense of inevitabilit(...)

Joe McQuillan books Donegal’s Neil Gallagher and Tyrone’s Sean Cavanagh in last season’s clash between the counties. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/ Presseye/Inpho

“Obviously Donegal have had the upper hand on us,” says Seán Cavanagh, as diplomatic as always, when eyeing up Tyrone’s opposition in Sunday’s Ulster(...)

Tyrone’s Matthew Donnelly gets away from  Derry’s Brendan Rogers during the Ulster Senior Football Championship match at Celtic Park. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Presseye/Inpho.

Change only comes when willingness exists to enact it. With that in mind, Derry are going nowhere in a hurry. They have two rounds of club championshi(...)

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