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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The Struggle for Sam 2017

(photo credit: Independent.ie) With no disrespect to the New York footballers, this weekend truly marks the beginning of the GAA Football Championship when Mayo meet Sligo in Castlebar in a game which will be live on RTÉ2. As county teams train and constantly dream of holding aloft the Sam Maguire there are actually very few... Continue Reading →

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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 →

Armagh and Tyrone: A Rivalry Rekindled

Conor O’Shea GAA.ie looks back on one of the most intriguing rivalries in Gaelic Football alongside Armagh legend Steven McDonnell ahead of Saturday’s Quarter final clash between the two counties. It is often said that familiarity breeds contempt, but that is far from the case between the two great Ulster rivals, Armagh and Tyrone. Since... Continue Reading →


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