Sludden moving on from black card controversy

VERSATILE Tyrone star Niall Sludden has already moved on from a league campaign that proved somewhat difficult from a personal perspective. The Dromore man, who hardly has a reputation was ill-discipline, was black carded in Tyrone’s final two league fixtures against Mayo and Kerry. Sludden, who also struggled to shake off a hamstring injury during […]

McMahon looks back on Cormac’s special welcome

JOE McMahon was a fresh-faced youngster when the call came to join the Tyrone panel for the start of the 2004 season. Just months earlier he had celebrated in the Cusack Stand as Peter Canavan lifted the Sam Maguire Cup. Now he was joining him and the other heroes in the dressing-room and readily admits […]

McManus will be out to shine – Wylie

CONOR McManus will be out to prove a point in Monaghan’s Ulster Championship preliminary round clash against Fermanagh on Saturday, according to their ever-reliable full-back Drew Wylie. Too often the charge levelled at Monaghan has been an overreliance on Conor McManus, but the emergence of Jack McCarron seems to have addressed that problem. In 2016, […]

Meyler reflects on “lonely” 2016

IN an extended interview in this week’s Gaelic Life, rising Tyrone star Conor Meyler reflects on his “lonely” road back to fitness. His 2016 was blighted by hamstring problems and he was forced to watch on from the sidelines as Tyrone surged to a first Anglo Celtic title since 2010. At least the physical and […]

O’Neill tips Tyrone to bounce back

TYRONE’S form has taken a nosedive in the past few weeks but Stephen O’Neill is confident that they can rectify matters for the championship. Hopes were high of qualifying for the league final after a bright early start but a triple whammy of defeats to Donegal, Mayo and Kerry put an end to that particular […]

Quinn confident St Ciaran’s can handle the hype

COOL heads are a necessity if St Ciaran’s are to prevail in Saturday’s Paddy Drummond Cup final against Ballinrobe Community School (Mayo), according to their captain Conor Quinn. While the Ballygawley-based school are accustomed to success, particularly at Vocationals level, they have never won an All-Ireland title at Croke Park. The hype is gathering pace […]