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 […]