Monaghan’s Drew Wylie and Colm Cavanagh of Tyrone scuffle during the game. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

When the dust settles this week, there will be a feeling of aching regret in Monaghan. The day passed a fine team by and they can’t get it back again.(...)

Tyrone’s Niall Sludden scores the only goal of the match. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tyrone 1-13 Monaghan 0-15 Ten years later Mickey Harte is returning to September football. A manager who ruined Armagh’s application for greatness, g(...)

Tyrone’s Pádraig Hamsey tackles Michael Darragh Macauley. Macauley’s swashbuckling runs through the centre were a feature of Dublin’s style back in 2013 and 2014/15. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Here’s how it was, or how we thought it was. In the RTÉ studio before last year’s All-Ireland semi-final between Dublin and Tyrone, there was a discus(...)

Conor McManus: The Monaghan man is  the best forward in Ireland and will prove  a major threat to Tyrone’s defence at Croke Park.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

For all of the talk about the top four counties in the league having made the All-Ireland semi-finals, I suspect that it’s coincidence as much as a re(...)

Tyrone’s Harry Loughran scores his side’s first goal despite Donegal goalkeeper Shaun Patton best efforts at MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The scene in Ballybofey was amazing, a beautiful day with sunshine picking out the colours of the respective counties’ green-and-gold and red-and-whit(...)

 Tyrone’s Padraig Hampsey on the attack against Cavan during  the qualifier at Brewster Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tyrone 0-18 Cavan 1-12 Cavan manager Mattie McGleenan famously bravely fisted home a goal for Tyrone against his current side in the 1995 Ulster fina(...)

 Tyrone’s Colm Cavanagh challenges Gearoid McKiernan for a  high ball. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tyrone 0-18 Cavan 1-12 Favourites Tyrone survived a minor scare from Cavan to march on with what in the end was a relatively-comfortable three-point (...)

 Tyrone’s Peter Harte scores a penalty against Carlow. Photograph: Ken Sutto/Inpho

Carlow 1-10 Tyrone 3-14 Tyrone’s footballers made their first visit to Carlow a productive one as Mickey Harte’s men secured a 10- point margin in th(...)

Monaghan’s Gavin Doogan, Darren Hughes and Neil McAdam battle for possession with Paul Flynn and Brian Fenton of Dublin. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

I was talking to Brian McEniff a few years ago about Ulster football and the teams Donegal would come up against on a regular basis. McEniff’s thing (...)

Tyrone’s Ronan O’Neill with Monaghan’s Ryan Wylie and goalkeeper Rory Beggan. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

 Monaghan 1-18 Tyrone 1-16 Who needs television, anyway? The lack of live cameras in Healy Park exercised plenty of the 15,029 who were here – a(...)

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