Art Mcrory

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Art McRory: captained Tyrone to the All-Ireland junior football title in 1968 and  managed the Tyrone senior teams that  reached the 1986 and 1995 All-Ireland  finals. Photograph: Tom Honan/Inpho

Fifty years ago this month, there were a few familiar preoccupations in the GAA, including distribution of resources and a lament for simpler football(...)

Tyrone celebrate Niall Sludden’s late goal which proved pivotal in the semi-final defeat of Monaghan at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

TYR-ONE, Tyrone: is anyone deep-down surprised that it falls to the Red Hand to make a fierce last stand against a Dublin team that has been declared (...)

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte celebrates at the final whistle of their semi-final win over Monaghan with Ronan McNamee. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

When Tyrone full back Ronan McNamee picked up a yellow card midway through the second half of the All-Ireland semi-final against Monaghan, he probably(...)

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(...)

St Vincent’s Diarmuid Connolly scores one his goals  past goalkeeper Ciarán Naughton of Castlebar Mitchels during the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship final on St Patrick’s Day. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

The Ides of March fall two days short of St Patrick’s Day and even if the average club finals afternoon is unlikely to produce anything as dram(...)