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Donegal To Be Without Three Key Players For First Half Of League

After 2017 ended with a bitterly disappointing 15-point defeat to Galway in round four of the qualifiers, a big twelve months await for the Tir Conaill men. Now under the management of Declan Bonnar for the 2018 season, the men from the north-west are in preparations for another year in Division 1 of the National Football League. With away trips …

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Is Mickey Harte Quickly Becoming Gaelic Football’s Arsene Wenger?

Allianz Football League Division 1, Healy Park, Omagh, Co. Tyrone 12/3/2017 Tyrone vs Cavan Tyrone manager Mickey Harte Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Lorcan Doherty

The All-Ireland semi-final which took place between Dublin and Tyrone was a travesty for Gaelic football. It displayed the gulf in class between Dublin and the rest of the country in stark terms. Dublin dismantled a hapless Tyrone team which were beaten into submission by a team brimming with attacking inventiveness married with a ravenous hunger when out of possession of …

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Peter Canavan Backs His Native Tyrone To Progress

What many describe as Tyrone’s greatest ever player, Peter Canavan, fancies his county to account for Armagh when the pair collide in the All-Ireland quarter-final. Writing in the Irish Independent, the man known as Peter the Great gave an account of his experience of the great rivalry between the two Ulster counties. While tempers have been know to boil over on …

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Tyrone Ready To Right Last Season’s Wrongs

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi-Final, Clones, Co. Monaghan 18/6/2017 Tyrone vs Donegal Tyrone's Ronan McNamee Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

A first Ulster title since 2010 was welcomed by Tyrone in 2016, but that was as good as it got when defeat to Mayo at the quarter-final stage ended their season. All eyes are focused on ensuring 2017 is different.  This weekend sees one of GAA’s most eye-catching rivalries reignite as Tyrone take on Armagh in the first of this Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-finals. …

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Armagh V Tyrone – The Great Rivalry Returns

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final 31/5/2009 Armagh v Tyrone Armagh's Finnian Moriarty Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

One of the GAA’s greatest rivalries has gone stale in recent years. As a new millennium began, Ulster football embarked on a golden era in taking the game of Gaelic football to a new level. Armagh and Tyrone were the two finest contributors and their rivalry will return to Headquarters this weekend. Not since 2005 have Armagh and Tyrone gone toe-to-toe …

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Tribute Tuesday – Peter Canavan

Tyrone were victorious in last weekend’s Ulster final. Sean Cavanagh was captain, leader and Man of the Match. We gave the Ulster final negative press, but let’s put some positivity back in Ulster by remembering Tyrone’s greatest ever captain and leader, Peter Canavan. It might be the second week in a row that we are paying tribute to a Tyrone footballer. …

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Five Reasons Why The Ulster Football Final Was Such A Disappointment

Donegal's Colm McFadden dejected Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

‘The home of Sexy Football’ was how we described Ulster Football on our weekly podcasts over the last few weeks. We talked up yesterday’s Ulster final as ‘The Game Of The Summer So Far?’ and described our reasons for justified optimism. But that optimism soon changed to pessimism. Listening to Bernard Flynn on RTÉ radio after the game, one could …

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Ulster Football Final: The Game Of The Summer So Far?

Ulster GAA Football Final Media Event, The Fir Trees Hotel, Strabane, Co Tyrone 11/7/2016 Tyrone's Ronan McNamee and Manager Mickey Harte with Donegal's Manager Rory Gallagher and Frank Glynn Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Darren Kidd

We have made no secret of our admiration for Ulster Football on our pages and our Podcast so far this summer. The championship concludes today with the Ulster final. Could it prove to be the game of the summer so far? Rarely has there been so much neutral anticipation for an Ulster Football Final. It is usually the game that …

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Tyrone And Donegal: Similar Beasts, Different Animals

Ulster GAA Senior Football Championship Semi-Final Replay, St Tiernach's Park, Clones, Co. Monaghan 3/7/2016 Tyrone vs Cavan Tyrone manager Mickey Harte Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Andrew Paton

A sweeper covering touchline to touchline in front of a disciplined, dogged and durable back row. A high-energy, swarming defence, featuring a half-back line that break with pace, incision and ruthless precision. An inside forward line that blends power, pace and deft skill seamlessly. That was Donegal in 2012. This is Tyrone in 2016. It’s taken him five years, but …

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Dublin To Face Laois Or Wicklow In 2016 Leinster Championship

The draw for the 2016 Provincial Football Championships has been made.  Dublin, aiming for their 26th All-Ireland title, will begin the defence of their Leinster crown in a quarter-final against either Laois or Wicklow. Meanwhile, the Munster Championship sees Kerry and Cork automatically through to the semi-final stage while Galway and Sligo will definitely be in the last four of …

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Unity In Grief: The GAA’s Togetherness Is Admirable

Yesterday, the GAA community was rocked by the news that Derry inter-county player Aaron Devlin had died in hospital after contracting an aggressive form of meningitis just last week. The 23 year-old, Ballinderry Shamrocks clubman took ill after a club challenge match last Friday evening and was rushed to Antrim Area Hospital, where he was put on life support. However, after …

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GAA Championship Roundup: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not

The GAA Championship season stepped up another level with the first weekend of live hurling and football action. It was a jam-packed weekend, where the season really seemed to take off. All championships are now underway and the summer looks to be gathering momentum. Here we look at who is making the headlines for the right and wrong reasons, as the …

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