Amazing the things you pick up while out and about.
After Cork’s 16-point shellacking at the hands of Tyrone in O’Moore Park 12 months ago, Ronan McCarthy stood defiantly in the tunnel and declared he knew the way forward.
In the ever-improving as well as ever-expanding genre that is the GAA autobiography, every new entry tends to have a hook to draw the floating reader in.
Former Tyrone star Owen Mulligan has suggested the county narrowed their Omagh pitch for the Super 8 clash with Dublin in preparation for this weekend’s showdown with Donegal.
Cathal McCarron's season could be over.
The final instalment of round one in the Super 8 produced one of the strangest and most subdued games in Croke Park in a very long time, writes John Divilly.
Down will be without their free-taker Donal O’Hare for their round 2 Qualifier against Cavan on Saturday.
Tyrone suffered a blow last night with the news that playmaker Mark Bradley has suffered a setback in his recovery from an ankle injury and will miss Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC qualifier at Netwatch Cullen Park.
Our writers analyse the weekend’s GAA talking points...
Tyrone 1-12 Donegal 1-16: Donegal and Tyrone threw the play-books out the window and served up an entertaining Bank of Ireland McKenna Cup final.
A test, yes, of sorts for Dublin.
David Clarke (Mayo)
Tyrone defender Ronan McNamee says the entire group have bought into their pre-match ritual of reciting a decade of the rosary at the behest of manager Mickey Harte.
Sports writer, John Fogarty, enters the mind of the problem gambler and reveals how easily the issue can take over your life.
Diverse and exciting writing talent has been shortlisted across 14 categories for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards.
Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on irishexaminer.com today
The winners face Tipperary in the semi-finals.
Tyrone Gaelic football star Cathal McCarron has appeared in court charged in connection with a public order incident on a Dublin street.
Tyrone 0-13 Donegal 0-11: “We became men today.” Seán Cavanagh had proven long before now that he is most certainly one of those but you knew what he meant. This Tyrone team hadn’t earned their spurs before yesterday. Now they have.
Niall McGinn will tell you he never had a long-term career mapped out when he chose soccer over Gaelic football, but he is eternally grateful for eschewing more appealing short-term gains when he did.
Tyrone 1-22 Derry 1-17 (AET): Derry assistant manager Tony Scullion defended Damian Barton after the Oak Leaf boss was sent to the stand for getting involved in a brawl during Saturday night’s dramatic McKenna Cup final.
Old foes Tyrone and Derry served up a classic at the Athletic Grounds, with the Red Hands emerging victorious in extra-time to take a fifth successive Dr McKenna Cup title.
Diving will not be upgraded to a black or red card this year, as the GAA’s playing rules committee requires more time to study the area.
Derry 4-6 Tyrone 1-16: Derry boss Damian Barton was left bemused after a controversial second-half red card helped Tyrone to victory in an pulsating McKenna Cup clash before before 5,179 spectators at Owenbeg.
Peter Crowley (Kerry) v Sean Cavanagh (Tyrone)
On the basis of the announced team at least, Monaghan have chosen to leave well enough alone by naming the same 15 that started the Ulster final for tomorrow’s All-Ireland quarter-final against Tyrone.
Stephen O’Brien replaces Johnny Buckley in the only change to the Kerry side for Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC quarter-final with Kildare in Croke Park (2pm).
Tyrone 1-14 Limerick 0-8: Tyrone may well travel far through the Qualifiers, but they have a longer road to negotiate before they can be considered the force they were in the glorious noughties.
"I am accustomed myself to not taking it personally and have sort of laughed it off through the years. But yeah, there will be players that can’t do that."
Art is born of humiliation. [W.H. Auden]
Cork travel to face Galway in the Allianz NHL on Sunday and boss Jimmy Barry-Murphy has made a raft of changes for the game, a total of five alterations since the win over Dublin.
Back-to-back Allianz League winners they may be but Dublin will suffer the ignominy of relegation if they continue to play like they did on Saturday night.
Dublin plundered a point with a late Dean Rock goal at Croke Park, robbing Tyrone of a win they looked certain to claim.
Tyrone went back to basics to kick-start their NFL campaign, stunning Mayo with a defensive shut-out at McHale Park.
Tyrone legend Brian McGuigan has welcomed Cathal McCarron’s return to county football — but admits this represents a last chance for the former All-Star nominee to salvage his career.
Ciarán McGinley will not play for Tyrone in 2015.
Prodigal son Cathal McCarron is capable of competing at the top level with Tyrone again.
Omagh/St Enda’s 1-10 Carrickmore 0-12
The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) are encouraged by the news that the number of county players using their confidential counselling service has trebled this year.
Dessie Farrell says the death of Galway hurler Niall Donohue has compelled the GPA to extend their mental health programme.
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