Donnelly on brink of Tyrone exit

PETER Donnelly’s future as Tyrone strength and conditioning coach hangs precariously in the balance. Gaelic Life understands that serious fracture lines have developed during the negotiations of a new contract for the highly-regarded coach. His previous contract expired on September 30 and has not yet been renewed for the 2018 season. Curiously, an independent human […]

McMahon retires from Tyrone duty

JUSTIN McMahon has called time on a glittering career with Tyrone crowned by an All-Ireland senior triumph in 2008. His decision comes almost four months after elder brother Joe also decided to hang up the boots after a distinguised intercounty career. Justin captained the Tyrone U21s to an Ulster title success in 2006 and made […]

Clarke: Super eight format will benefit Tyrone

RUMOURS of the demise of Ulster football have been greatly exaggerated, according to former Down star Martin Clarke. Tyrone’s capitulation to a jaw-droppingly slick Dublin in Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final has ushered in a tidal wave of criticism of northern football and the much-maligned blanket defence. Clarke, however, believes that next year’s introduction of the ‘Super […]

Cavanagh keeps it cool ahead of date with Dublin

TYRONE star Colm Cavanagh is sticking to old habits ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final showdown against Dublin. The Moy midfielder, whose intelligent performances as a sweeper that have delivered him plaudits on a national level, is consistency personified both on and off the pitch. It’s his eleventh season on the intercounty scene and he is […]

Ryan recalls epic Tyrone-Dublin battles

FORMER Dublin midfielder Shane Ryan has spoken of his admiration for Tyrone ahead of their eagerly-awaited All-Ireland semi-final clash on Sunday. As well as claiming that there is a “nervousness” in his county ahead of Sunday’s big game, the Namh Mearnog clubman says the successful Tyrone side of the noughties were much more than a […]