Dooher demands improvement after last season’s letdown

By Barry O’Donnell WHETHER its bouquets or brickbats, the Tyrone senior players and management have experienced vastly contrasting receptions at the conclusion of the past two seasons. From the highs of Croke Park on September 11th, 2021 (victory vs Mayo in AIF) to the lows of the Athletic Grounds on June 5th, 2022 (Armagh loss […]

Donaghy set to remain with Armagh

KIERAN Donaghy will be staying in the Armagh dugout for the 2023 season Gaelic Life understands. The Connaught Telegraph reported this evening that the Kerry legend was set to be named as the new Roscommon boss, with former Kingdom teammate Paul Galvin as part of his management team. Gaelic Life has since learned that the […]

Derry receive blow ahead of Sunday’s top of the table clash

By Michael McMullan DERRY’S preparations for Sunday’s top of the table clash with Galway have been dealt a blow with a suspension handed out to star forward Shane McGuigan. McGuigan was controversially sent off, for the first time in his career, on a second yellow card, during stoppage time of Sunday’s draw in Roscommon. The […]

Derry maintain unbeaten run after brave comeback

Derry 0-12 Roscommon 0-12 By Michael McMullan DERRY came back from six points down to take their unbeaten league run to 12 games in an action packed draw with Roscommon in Dr Hyde Park on Sunday afternoon Referee Sean Longergan issued 14 yellow, two black and two red cards, including a booking for Derry manager […]

Derry’s first acid test in their promotion race

National Football League Division Two Roscommon v Derry Sunday, 2pm, Dr Hyde Park By Michael McMullan THE last time Derry and Roscommon locked horns, Anthony Tohill kicked half a dozen points as the Oakleafers ran out 0-15 to 0-8 winners at Clones in the 2000 NFL semi-final. Sunday’s game in ‘The Hyde’ brings two of […]

Derry sweat over McGuigan availability

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION TWO Derry v Galway Sunday, Owenbeg, 1pm By Michael McMullan DERRY manager Rory Gallagher will be sweating over the availability of ace forward Shane McGuigan ahead of Sunday’s eagerly awaited visit of Galway to Owenbeg. McGuigan was handed a one-game suspension after being reported for a comment made in the aftermath […]

McCarron ruled out for rest of season

TYRONE defender Cathal McCarron has received a devastating personal blow as a dislocated kneecap has ruled him out of action for the rest of the championship. An MRI scan on Monday revealed that his knee injury is worse than first feared, and he will undergo an operation next week ahead of Tyrone’s winner-take-all clash against […]

Lynch – Harte needs another All-Ireland

JOHN Lynch believes this is a make or break year for Tyrone’s long-serving boss Mickey Harte. The former Tyrone star makes the bold prediction that only a fourth All-Ireland SFC title will suffice to keep Harte at the helm in 2018, which follows subsequent to the news that the county board rebuffed his request for […]

Kevin Cassidy: The final four

THE League semi-finals take place in Croke Park this weekend, so I’m going to give my analysis on the four sides heading into the last four. Donegal This week’s game against the Dubs is a game Rory Gallagher and his troops could have done without. As the final whistle sounded in Castleblaney last weekend and […]