Conor Mckenna

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Darren McCurry finishes for Tyrone’s second goal after Conor McKenna draws the defence and provides the astute pass. When the chance came and the right thing had to be done, all that practice and training clicked into place and they buried Mayo without having to even think about it. Photograph: Jams Crombie/Inpho

All-Ireland finals are merciless occasions. They don’t care who you are or what you’ve been through or how far you’ve come. They are over so quickly t(...)

Tyrone’s Darren McCurry ’s  scores his side’s second goal during the victory over Mayo in the All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tyrone 2-14 Mayo 0-15 For all the historical portents and yearning around Mayo, the 2021 All-Ireland football title was not decided by anything more (...)

Tyrone’s goalkeeper Niall Morgan and full back Ronan McNamee both played excellently in their team’s win over Mayo. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

1 Niall Morgan - He made an excellent save to deny Bryan Walsh, made himself big for the penalty and he drove forward to help his backs break the Mayo(...)

Mayo’s Pédraig O’Hora and Enda Hession celebrate at the final whistle after beating Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

There is so much intrigue and speculation about this evening’s gripping All-Ireland final. Well, I think it is going to be a proper game of football.(...)

Tyrone stand for the national anthem before the All-Ireland semi-final against Kerry. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

1 Niall Morgan Niall Morgan Club: Edendork. Age: 30. Championship debut: 2013 v Donegal. Occupation: Teacher Thoroughly modern goalk(...)

Tyrone’s Conor Meyler, Padraig Hamspey, Ronan McNamee and Michael McKernan tackle Adrian Spillane of Kerry - It appeared as if Kerry hadn’t considered the advent of a blanket defence. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Just like that, all has changed. As I watched the scenes in Croke Park at the final whistle on Saturday - Tyrone ecstasy, Kerry dazed - I thought back(...)

Tyrone’s Conor McKenna celebrates scoring his side’s crucial third goal during the one-point victory over Kerry at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tyrone 3-14 Kerry 0-22 [after extra-time] Tyrone materialised out of Kerry’s bad dreams on Saturday to perform another spectacular coup in the tangle(...)

 The Kingdom are overreliant on David Clifford’s genius and his injury against Tyrone proved a huge blow to their chances of making the final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Maybe the worst of it for Kerry is that they finish the season with no new lament to sing. They didn’t find out anything about themselves on Saturday (...)

Tyrone’s Conor McKenna celebrates scoring his side’s third goal of the game during the  All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tyrone 3-14 Kerry 0-22 (aet) An All-Ireland semi-final that was already extraordinary before a ball was thrown in, erupted into sensation at Croke Pa(...)

Kerry’s Paul Geaney and Padraig Hampsey of Tyrone in the  Football League Division 1 semi-final at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney, on August 6th. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

All-Ireland SFC semi-final Kerry v Tyrone, Croke Park, 3.30pm Live on RTÉ 2 and Sky Sports Arena The latest chapter in the tangled relations bet(...)

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