Tiernan McCann: Hard work and the pursuit of perfection

One of the greatest coaches in the history of American Football, Vince Lombardi once said: ‘‘Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.’’ For Tyrone’s Tiernan McCann, the quest for greatness is never-ending.Aged 26 and in his fourth year on the Tyrone senior football panel, McCann, who hails from Killyclogher... Continue Reading →

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Sunday’s loss to Galway a death knell for Mayo

As Johnny Heaney’s 73rd minute goal arrowed into the roof of the net in Castlebar beyond the despairing David Clarke, it signalled the beginning of the end for Mayo. A side that has thrilled in its various quests to scale the Sam Maguire summit over the last seven years, but a side that looks destined... Continue Reading →

What has gone wrong at Real Madrid?

Back-to-back European champions are in a rut 19 points behind league leaders and arch-rivals Barcelona as murmurs of discontent ring loud around the Bernabéu.   When Real Madrid dismantled their eternal nemesis, Barcelona, on an aggregate scoreline of 5-1 in the Supercopa de Espaῆa back in August it seemed likely that Zinedine Zidane’s side would... Continue Reading →

Tyrone’s rise from their fall

Tyrone lock horns with All-Ireland Champions Dublin in the All-Ireland Football semi-final this coming Sunday in Croke Park. Tyrone, who had been down and out for quite a while after many retirements now look like a side who have all the weapons to dethrone this apparently ‘invincible’ Dublin team. With all the talk and the... Continue Reading →


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