Niall Sludden

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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’s All-Ireland stats are a tidy won three, lost three; Mayo’s are three, 14. They’ve lost more finals than Dublin, who have 10 times as many All-Irelands. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

All-Ireland senior football final: Mayo v Tyrone, Croke Park, Saturday, 5pm – Live on RTÉ 2 and Sky Sports Arena The final no one saw comin(...)

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(...)

These are scarcely believable days for Tyrone football. At their All-Ireland press night in Garvaghey, the management and selected players are seated (...)

Frank Burns put in an early hit on Dara moynihan to set the tone for Tyrone against Kerry. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In Kerry the expectations are heightened. Most other football counties would consider what Peter Keane has delivered in three seasons - two Munster ti(...)

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 Niall Sludden  gets away from Kerry’s Adrian Spillane during the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It was at the end of the first quarter on Saturday that Niall Sludden properly realised that Tyrone had a chance. All week in the build-up to their Al(...)

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(...)

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