Derry youngster Keenan happy to go under the radar

NIALL Keenan is aware of the pessimistic pre-match chatter ahead of Derry’s date with Tyrone in Sunday’s Ulster Championship quarter-final, but he’s not really put out by it. The 20-year-old Castledawson man had a chastening introduction to championship football in last year’s heavy defeat against Tyrone at Celtic Park. Although he wasn’t part of Damian […]

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 […]

Laverty hoping to channel spirit of 2009

ANTRIM skipper James Laverty sees no reason why they can’t summon the spirit of 2009 in Sunday’s Ulster Championship quarter-final against Donegal. The Cargin half-back, who is still suffering from the complications of slipping a disc in his back in January, is confident that the Saffrons can bring a level of competitiveness to proceedings that […]