Brian Mcguigan

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Ruairí O’Doherty, manager, Border Stores, Killea, Co Donegal. Photograph: Freya McClements

When attempting to walk the Irish Border, the first challenge is finding it. I trample through chest-high grass along Lough Foyle, forging a path tow(...)

Seán Cavanagh with Kerry captain Declan O’Sullivan during the league clash in Omagh in 2006. When they had players like Peter Canavan, Stephen O’Neill, Kevin Hughes, Cavanagh and Brian McGuigan to call on, they would always build a score that’s hard to beat. Photograph: Alan Betson

  You have to hand it to Mickey Harte. For a fella who has been through as much as he’s been through – on the pitch and off it – to be taking a t(...)

 Former Tyrone star Joe McMahon, Johnny Magee, Kilmacud Crokes manager  and ex-Dublin and Mayo’s Chris Barrett at the launch of this year’s Londis Kilmacud Crokes All-Ireland Senior Football Sevens.  Photograph:  Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Regardless of what happens in the All-Ireland final and even considering Dublin’s drubbing of Tyrone last year, Mickey Harte’s legacy is secure. Kerr(...)

Tempers flare between Tyrone and Dublin at Healy Park, Omagh in February. Photograph: Philip Magowan/Inpho

“If Paddy Russell had been God almighty he couldn’t have refereed the game,” said Mickey Harte after the Battle of Omagh way back in 2006. This fixtur(...)

Karl O’Hanlon and his wife Anita at the Château St Pierre de Serjac in France’s Languedoc region.

Dubliner Karl O’Hanlon is a developer, hotelier and interior designer who specialises in restoring and operating wine estates and historic French buil(...)

James McCartan says that a good barometer of how his teams were doing at the end of the match was where he was to be found on the field. He recalls ho(...)

Diarmuid Connolly scores a goal from the penalty spot for Dublin after Rob Hennelly had fouled Paddy Andrews in the square. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 1-15 Mayo 1-14 Trust the longest season to find a new way of surprising us, right when we figured we were all out of shock. The two sides me(...)

Peter Harte has been top scorer for Tyrone in four out of the last five football championship seasons, and has scored 3-7 so this year. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

You look at Peter Harte and you see bones. Elbows and shoulders, pointed and raw. At first glance, he looks like he was borrowed from the 1980s, the s(...)

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(...)

Owen Mulligan with his long-time manager and mentor, Tyrone boss Mickey Harte. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

If you leave out the fight with the paint scraper and the bar owner’s reproach at the smashed windows (‘I’m sorry Mugsy, I can’t stand by you this tim(...)