‘Hurt’ of last year motivating Mattie and Tyrone

By Barry O’Donnell A PROLONGED spell of introspection over the off-season among the Tyrone players was necessary to try and avoid a repeat of 2022, Matthew Donnelly believes. With Tyrone set to meet Derry yet again in the final of the Dr McKenna Cup this Saturday evening in the Athletic Grounds, the match will provide […]

Harte and Donnelly expected to go again as Tyrone plan for 2023

By Niall Gartland WITH the dawn of a new intercounty season fast approaching, Tyrone joint-managers Feargal Logan and Brian Dooher will be busy knitting together their panel ahead of January’s McKenna Cup competition. A batch of would-be newcomers who impressed during the Tyrone Club Championships will be put through their paces in the coming weeks […]


By Shaun Casey REMEMBER the 2005 and 2007 versions of the ‘Gaelic Games Football’ PlayStation games that offered so much but failed miserably to build on it’s potential? The shockingly bad graphics, repetitive commentary, and just the all-round poor quality meant the game was short lived. Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh’s “banana and cup of tea at […]

Red Hand boost with Donnelly set for return

By Paddy Hunter TYRONE captain Matthew Donnelly is expected to return to competitive football before the start of this year’s club championship, Trillick manager Nigel Seaney has confirmed. Donnelly, a talisman for his club side last year as they secured the O’Neill Cup, sustained a nasty injury in the Ulster Club Championship last November when […]

Donnelly takes confidence from past glories

LIKE most of the current Tyrone squad, Mattie Donnelly has experienced the thrill of Tyrone wins on All-Ireland final day. A decade ago, he was on the minor team which drew with Mayo in the curtain-raiser to the win over Kerry, winning after a replay. He also attended the 2003 and 2005 finals, and cites […]

Donnelly: The Tyrone team is a brotherhood

TYRONE captain Mattie Donnelly says he is part of a ‘brotherhood’ of players who are now only one step away from All-Ireland glory. The Trillick man will become only the fifth man to lead Tyrone into an All-Ireland final when the Red Hands take on Dublin next Sunday fortnight at Croke Park. Their semi-final win […]