Monthly Archives: July 2011

Tyrone Vs Roscommon

Yesterday, Tyrone qualified for the All-Ireland quarter finals after a well earned victory over losing Connaught finalists, Roscommon.

Tyrone were the bookie’s and pundits favourites to win this tie but that meant little to the team I am sure. My friend Kev and I travelled down to Croke Park, knowing that if Tyrone won we would be back in Dublin the following weekend for a mouth watering tie against the Dubs but none of us were getting carried away!!

Conditions for the game were fair but most importantly dry…. makes snapping a lot more pleasant! Throw in time was meant to be 4pm but was delayed 15 mins due to the Roscommon Vs Armagh minor match going into extra time.

Tyrone captain Ryan Mc Menamin leads the players onto the field from the Cusack Stand changing rooms.

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Aghaloo Vs Tattyreagh

My home club of Aghaloo took on the black and red of Tattyreagh in the Preliminary Round of the Tyrone Junior Championship tonight in Galbally.

Aghaloo were missing some key players for the game (ace corner forward Brian Mc Kenna and midfielder Leslie Stevenson to name two) and as everyone knows, anything can happen in Championship football so previous meetings between these two teams really meant very little.

Right from the throw in, Tattyreagh gave a fighting performance and on the contrast things just didn’t going Aghaloo’s way with numerous chances to score goals in the first half, including a missed penalty opportunity, going astray.

Kevy O'Gorman misses a goal opportunity for Aghaloo.

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Tyrone Vs Armagh

Hello everyone and welcome to my first ever blog!

It’s always good to start on a high so I’m choosing to¬†write my first blog about Tyrone’s fantastic win over Armagh last Saturday¬†in Round 3 of the All-Ireland Qualifiers. As Tyrone were defeated by Donegal in the Ulster Championship a few weeks prior to this, it was a must-win game for Tyrone but as everyone knows there is a lot of bitter rivalry between the neighbouring counties.

It was a gorgeous day on Saturday and massive crowds were expected for Healy Park, Omagh …. a home tie for Tyrone but as many know this didn’t really prove a major advantage as they have had their faire share of defeats here in the past.

Throw in was at 7pm which meant that there was a lovely colour to the sun and the sky as the players took to the field.

Ricey Mc Menamin and Stevie (from Killeavy) Mc Donnell meet each other again.

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