Home Tag Archives: Tyrone GAA

Tag Archives: Tyrone GAA

Croke Park Touted As Possible Venue For Ulster Gaelic Football Final

ulster final

The Ulster Council will wait until September before deciding on venues for this season’s Ulster senior football championship, however, it has been reported that Croke Park is being touted as a possible venue.  The provincial championship’s standout game between holders Donegal and 2018 All-Ireland finalists Tyrone is among those fixtures that could possibly be held in Dublin. Concerns had been …

Read More »

“He Should Be Suspended Indefinitely For An Act Of Stupidity”

conor mckenna essendon

Conor McKenna is undergoing fresh tests for Covid-19 in the hope that the Tyrone native experienced a false positive which led to his club Essendon’s AFL return against Melbourne on Sunday being postponed.  The former Tyrone minor star became the first player to test positive for the coronavirus since the AFL returned after a three-month shutdown. McKenna flew back to …

Read More »

Pundit Arena’s Ultimate Gaelic Football Team Of The Noughties

This particular one took a long time to choose.  The Gaelic football decade from 2000-2009 was ultimately dominated by four counties who took home All-Ireland titles, Tyrone, Kerry, Armagh and Galway. While Galway’s reign spanned the first few years of the decade, it was Tyrone and Kerry, with Armagh a constant presence, who consumed control in the latter half of …

Read More »

Alan Brogan On The Player He Benchmarked Himself Against

alan brogan

Alan Brogan was a once in a generation type of footballer whose career spanned two generations that are seemingly polar opposite. While the ‘noughties’ mirrored Gaelic football’s traditional method of kick and chase, the 2010s era ushered in a more controlled possession-based game that turned many spectators off. The Dublin legend’s career crossed over both decades and while he rode …

Read More »

Conor McKenna Puts A Timeline On Tyrone Return

conor mckenna tyrone

Essendon’s Conor McKenna has said he will return home to Tyrone in the next few years.  The Bombers star, who scored a goal with his first kick in senior AFL action, has long admitted that he is a home bird and has struggled with homesickness throughout his six years in Melbourne. McKenna is currently back in Ireland after the 2020 …

Read More »

Quiz: Name The 2018 Gaelic Football All-Star Team

all stars 2018

Tyrone looked to have Dublin rattled in the 2018 All-Ireland football final as Mickey Harte’s side raced into a five-point lead inside the opening 17 minutes.  However, a perfectly placed kick-out from Stephen Cluxton to an on-running Jack McCaffrey helped Dublin back into the game with a goal through Niall Scully before Paul Mannion’s penalty made the game seem all …

Read More »

Quiz: Name The 2017 Gaelic Football All-Star Team

all stars 2017

Dublin cemented their status as the team of the decade in 2017 with their fifth All-Ireland title of the decade having completed three-in-a-row in Croke Park.  Mayo proved to be their final victims once again losing the decider by a single point following a late rally from the Dubs in the final 10 minutes. However, the westerners deserve huge credit …

Read More »

Selecting Gaelic Football’s Greatest Midfielder – Round One

Over the course of this week, we will be running a series asking you, the reader, to pick the best midfielder in Gaelic football history. We’ve thought long and hard about this one. Choosing who is the best can be a tough task with opinions varying from generation to generation while many will feel that their county’s greatest centrefield star …

Read More »

Quiz: Can You Name The 2016 Gaelic Football All-Star Team?

all star 2016

Nothing sums up Mayo’s disastrous luck in All-Ireland finals like the 2016 decider against Dublin.  Before then, an own-goal had never been scored in an All-Ireland final, however, come half-time in the 2016 drawn decider, Mayo had scored two! Of course, Cillian O’Connor salvaged a draw for the westerners with the last kick of the ball but they did go …

Read More »

Quiz: Name The 2015 Gaelic Football All-Star Team

all-stars 2015

The 2015 Gaelic football season will be remembered for being the beginning of a dynasty. Following their shock All-Ireland semi-final defeat the previous season, Dublin came back renewed and reinvented, never again to be caught out in such circumstances by an underdog team. At the time of writing, Dublin have not been beaten in Championship football since. The All-Ireland final …

Read More »

Quiz: Name The 2013 Gaelic Football All-Star Team

all-stars 2013

The year 2013 will go down in history as the first of Jim Gavin’s six successful All-Ireland runs with the Dublin senior football team. There was plenty more history made in 2013, however, as Monaghan reigned in Ulster for the first time since 1988. Elsewhere, Kerry regained the Munster title with the first of what is currently seven consecutive provincial …

Read More »

Five All-Ireland Winners Who Surprisingly Never Won An All-Star

all-ireland winners

Winning an All-Star is the highest individual honour that can be bestowed upon an inter-county footballer. Of course, every player has hopes and dreams of taking home the big prize in September but to win an All-Star award is in many ways the cherry on top following a hard year’s graft. Unfortunately, not all will have their All-Ireland achievements recognised …

Read More »

Quiz: Name This GAA All-Star Team Containing Just Three Counties

Earlier this week, we asked you to name the GAA Gaelic Football All-Star recipients for 2010.  The award winners from ten years ago are unique in that eight different counties were represented in the final 15, the highest proportion of representation in the 21st century. But what year was the lowest? Well, you only have to go back a further …

Read More »

Mulligan: County Teams Should Learn From Barcelona’s Cynicism

owen mulligan

Owen Mulligan has weighed in on the debate surrounding the controversial red card David Clifford received in Kerry’s Allianz Football League loss to Tyrone last weekend. The Kerry captain was given his marching orders by referee Fergal Kelly after being hauled to the ground by Tyrone substitute Ben McDonnell. The incident was caught on camera, sparking outrage across the country. …

Read More »

Corry’s Corner: Red Hand Rising As Tyrone Strike Fear Once Again

tyrone gaa

Tyrone deserve credit… there, I said it! For nearly two full decades, the Red Hands have dined at Gaelic football’s top table winning three All-Ireland titles and seven Ulster Championships. Despite the fact their last All-Ireland win came over a decade ago, Mickey Harte’s men have consistently competed in the latter stages of the championship. Since 2008, they’ve reached six …

Read More »

Conor McKenna Reportedly Set For ‘Indefinite’ Return To Tyrone

conor mckenna

Essendon’s Conor McKenna has unexpectedly returned to Ireland just a few weeks prior to the 2020 AFL season.  McKenna starred on the Tyrone minor team that won an All-Ireland title in 2012 before impressing several AFL clubs at a talent combine in December 2013. By the end of 2014, the Eglish club man had signed a two-year rookie contract with …

Read More »