Tyrone’s Ronan McNamee celebrates after beating Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Tyrone’s victory over Dublin on Saturday evening leaves them in with a shout of reaching the league final, a prospect that most people would have dism(...)

Monaghan’s Stephen O’Hanlon with Tyrone’s Ronan McNamee, Tiernan McCann and Ben McDonnell. Photo: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

Tyrone 1-16 Monaghan 0-12 Tyrone’s relegation worries have eased following an Ulster derby win over Monaghan at Healy Park. A fixture that normally (...)

Dublin’s Michael Fitzsimons battles with Tyrone’s Lee Brennan and Peter Harte at Croke Park. Harte, like most of Tyrone’s big names, was kept very quiet.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Overall this was a six-point stroll for Dublin. It was a big win everywhere but on the scoreboard and even there it was a decent margin. The quality o(...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan with Colm Cavanagh of Tyrone. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin punish you like a hungover judge throwing out 10-stretches just to get through the morning. They are the ultimate sporting pedants. You can min(...)

Mattie Donnelly of Tyrone: until now, Tyrone were not ready for the penultimate leap. Photograph: Declan Roughan/Inpho

They all remember 2008. Brian Dooher’s freakish points. Tommy McGuigan’s toe poke. Hounding the Gooch into the realm of endangered (and eventually ext(...)

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(...)

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