Hughes: Down must find their identity

FORMER Down attacker Danny Hughes has called on the Mourne county to use their last three league games to establish a clearly defined style of play that they can carry into the championship season. While the points are crucial in Saturday’s trip to Cavan given that they are flirting with relegation, Hughes said that he […]

McGeary: Tyrone are buzzing after Lilywhites lift

HUGH Pat McGeary says that Tyrone are approaching the Bank of Ireland McKenna Cup final with renewed vigour after their dramatic late win over Kildare on Sunday. The Red Hands snatched their first league victory when Mattie Donnelly kicked a point from the heavens deep into stoppage time at Newbridge. It was a result that […]

Donegal are up for the McKenna Cup battle – McFadden

  HUGH McFadden says they are determined to ‘put in a performance for the people of Donegal’ in Saturday evening’s Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup final against Tyrone. The Tyrone jersey should be like a red rag to a bull after last year’s Ulster Championship semi-final humbling, regardless of whether or not Declan Bonner […]

Finlay urges Monaghan to throw off the shackles

FORMER Monaghan star Paul Finlay believes that the Oriel county could be in line for a profitable season – as long as they throw off the shackles. Speaking ahead of Sunday’s home match against Kerry, the Ballybay man said that Malachy O’Rourke’s side must adapt in order to close the gap on the likes of […]

McAliskey: Defeat to Kildare isn’t an option

CONNOR McAliskey recognises that Tyrone simply must produce the goods against Kildare this Sunday if they’re to avoid being sucked into a fight for survival. The mood is one of pensiveness after back-to-back league defeats to Galway and Dublin, even if they produced a markedly improved performance against the All-Ireland Champions at a dank Healy […]