Peter Harte

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‘The player of the year would have to be Brian Fenton.’ Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

The summer is done and we’ll all go away off now and get the heads down for the winter. People give out about the championship all the time but I must(...)

 Mayo’s Lee Keegan celebrates at the end of the game. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mayo 0-13 Tyrone 0-12 Mayo are through to a sixth All-Ireland semi-final in a row, mostly on the back of the bits and pieces they learned on the wa(...)

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(...)

Diarmuid O’Connor returns after injury to bolster Mayo. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

An interesting consensus has built up around this game, one that appears to have its origins in, let’s face it, quite a freak occurrence. Tyrone go in(...)

James McCarthy has been declared fit to play against Donegal in the All-Ireland quarter-final against Donegal. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

One should be forgiven for presuming the natural place to direct a conversation with Jim Gavin about Donegal would be 2014. That seismic All-Ireland s(...)

It is a pattern of the GAA summer that for weeks the games seem to meander along at a leisurely pace and the next thing we know we are canoeing throu(...)

Tyrone’s Peter Harte keeps Donegal’s Michael Murphy at bay during the Ulster final in Clones. Harte’s winning point was an absolutely mighty score, no doubt about it. But would Donegal have given up that space in the middle for him to run into inside the opening 10 minutes? Not a hope. Inside the opening hour? Pretty unlikely, I’d say. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Watching Tipperary’s win over Derry last Saturday, you had to love how they kept going. It was clear as day to everyone that both teams were banjaxed (...)

There were 412 hand passes recorded in the Ulster football final last Sunday between Donegal and Tyrone. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Handpassing is dominating the modern game of Gaelic football to such an extent that players are now passing with their hands more often than rugby pl(...)

Dublin’s Bernard Brogan celebrates finding the net against Westmeath in the Leinster final. His three points in the second half showed how well he knows every blade of grass in Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mid-term in this GAA summer, so what have we learned now all the provincial spoils have been handed out? The pecking order, as I see it, remains: Dubl(...)

Tyrone’s Seán Cavanagh under pressure from the Donegal defence. He guided his team to the Ulster title in Clones with some inspirational late points. Photograph: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

I ended up watching the Ulster final at Royal Troon, which was not something I ever imagined would happen. It was accidental. I knew I wasn’t going to(...)

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