Tyrone GAA


Tyrone GAA

infobox GAA county
county gaa = Tyrone GAA
crest =
irish = Tír Eoghain
province = Ulster
nickname = The O'Neill County
The Red hands
county colours = White and Red
grounds = Healy Park, Omagh
dominant sport = Gaelic football
nfl div = Division 1
nhl div = Division 3
football champ = Sam Maguire Cup
hurling champ = Nicky Rackard Cup
ladies football = Brendan Martin Cup
camogie = O'Duffy Cup
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The Tyrone County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) ( _ga. Cummann Luthchleas Gael Coiste Tír Eoghain) or Tyrone GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic games in County Tyrone. The county board is also responsible for the Tyrone inter-county teams.

Gaelic football

History

:"See main article History of Tyrone gaelic football"

Tyrone have won three All-Ireland finals, from five appearances. They lost in 1986 and 1995, but won in 2003, 2005 and 2008.

Tyrone won their first Ulster Championship in 1956, defending it successfully in 1957. The last time they won was in 2007, which was their eleventh.They have also won two National Leagues, in 2002, and 2003.

Tyrone exited the 2006 Football Championship after a poor display against Laois, on a wet Saturday night in O'Moore Park, Portlaoise. [http://www.teamtalkmag.com/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=12&newsdesk_id=493] and followed this up with a poor showing in the 2007 National Football League. However the team bounced back by winning the 2007 Ulster Senior Football Championship at Clones in July for the first time since 2003 but then fell to Meath in the All-Ireland Quarter Final. The Tyrone panel had been depleted by injury, with team captain Brian Dooher (shattered kneecap), inspirational play maker Brian McGuigan (damaged eye) and midfielder Colin Holmes ruled out for the season, while other key players, including Stephen O'Neill, Gerard Cavlan, Michael McGee and Conor Gormley, all missing most or all of the 2007 campaign due to injury. The 2008 campaign has once again plauged by injuries although things appear to looking up for the red hands after a rather disapointing league campaign finishing with a mid table position. Things then got worse for Tyrone as they relinquished their Ulster title to Down after a two game thriller in which Down edged them by a point after 160 minutes of football. However things are looking up after two successful wins in the Football Qualifiers against Louth at Drogheda and Westmeath at Healy Park in Omagh respectivly, they now face Mayo in Round 3 on Saturday 2nd of August in Croke Park for a place in the quarter finals of the Championship. The team as named on Thursday 31st of July is below. Good news for Tyrone fans and Mickey Harte is that Sean Cavanagh has been declared fit to play and will be on the edge of the square. However the news is not as bright for Colm Cavanagh (Sean's Brother) as he has been ruled out for the reminder of the 2008 seanson with a dislocated shoulder. Tyrone went on to defeat Mayo on a scoreline of 0-13 to 1-9 meaning Tyrone earned a place in the quarter finals (last 8) of the championship , where they faced leinster champions Dublin. Tyrone made the brighter start to this game with early points from Tommy McGugian and Colm McCullagh , Dublin got back to level terms however Tyrone pulled away with 2 further points the pick from capain Brian Dooher and a goal from Sean Cavanagh gave them a comating 1-5 to 0-2 lead, a mix up in the Tyrone full back line lead to a soft Connall Keaney goal however Dublins celebrations were short lived an a beautiful angled ball from Tommy McGuigan gave Joe McMahon a goal oportunity which he took in style to put Tyrone 2-5 to 1-2 up, Dublin scored another point before half-time to leave them trailing by 5 at the break. On the restart Tyrone added 2 points with McCullagh and Dooher the scorers . A brief Dublin revivial followed with back to back points , But Tyrone raced up the feild with Colin Holmes giving the ball McCullagh who the picked out the runing half back David Harte and he made no mistake with the finish giving Tyrone a 3rd goal an ending the game as a contest. Harte , Cavanagh and Dooher added points but Dublin looked like a beat team with 20 minutes to go. While no Tyrone player had a bad game the GAA man of the match award went to Brian Dooher who scored 3 points and also set up vital plays bringing the ball out of defence.Tyrone then faced Wexford for a place in the senior football final but earlier in the day it was the Tyrone minors who booked their place in the final with a complete football performance , an eaised past Meath on a scoreline of 1-21 to 2-7 . They face Mayo in the final. The seniors then always looked comfortable in their meeting with Wexford. And after racking up a 8 point lead at half-time they went through pretty comfortably with 6 points to spare, However Wexford did cause problems during 10 minutes of the second half to bring the gap down to two points ,then scores from Phillip Jordan , Colm McCullagh and Ryan McMenamin made sure that Tyrone would set up a September 21st date with All Ireland champions Kerry (who beat Cork earlier in the day 3-14 to 2-13). Tyrones Colm McCullagh was named the GAA Man of the match after setting up and indeed taking crucial scores at the right times.

In a thrilling All-Ireland Final Tyrone defeated Kerry 1-15 to 0-14 to win the Sam Maguire Cup for the third time. Sean Cavanagh was man of the match with a personal tally of 0-5 and Tommy McGuigan also weighed in with a crucial 1-1. This was though a success on team spirit and hard work.

A week later the Tyrone Minor team defeated Mayo 1-20 to 1-15 in a replay to win the Thomas Markham Cup. Thus Tyrone became the first county since Kerry in 1980 to win All-Ireland Senior and Minor titles in the same year, and the first Ulster county ever to achieve this landmark. GAA squad end The 2008 team above

Honours

*All-Ireland Senior Football Championships: 3
**2003, 2005, 2008

*All-Ireland Under-21 Football Championships: 4
**1991, 1992, 2000, 2001

*All-Ireland Minor Football Championships: 7
**1947, 1948, 1973, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2008

*All-Ireland Junior Football Championships: 1
** 1968
*All-Ireland Vocational Schools Championships:9
**1967, 1969, 1970, 1988, 1989, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2007

*National Football Leagues: 2
**2002, 2003

*Ulster Senior Football Championships: 11
**1956, 1957, 1973, 1984, 1986, 1989, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2007

*Ulster Under-21 Football Championships: 11
**1972, 1973, 1980, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006

*Ulster Minor Football Championships: 20
**1931, 1934, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1988, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008

*Ulster Junior Football Championships: 3
**1968, 1983, 1986

All Stars: 31 -1980: K. McCabe 1984: E. McKenna, F. McGuigan 1986: J. Lynch, P. Donaghy, E. McKenna, D. O’Hagan 1989: E. McKenna 1994: P. Canavan 1995: F. Devlin, P. Canavan 1996: F. McConnell, P. Canavan 2001: S. O'Neill 2002: P Canavan 2003: C McAnallen, C Gormley, P Jordan, S Cavanagh, B Dooher, B McGuigan, P Canavan 2004: Sean Cavanagh 2005: R McMenamin, C Gormley, P Jordan, S Cavanagh, B Dooher, P Canavan, O Mulligan, S O'Neill [ [http://www.hoganstand.com/Tyrone/Profile.aspx Hoganstand.com - Profile ] ]

Hurling

Gerry Goodwin of Tyrone won the 1982 All-Ireland Poc Fada Championship.

Honours

*All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships: "None"

*All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championships: "None"

*All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championships: "None"

*All-Ireland Junior Hurling Championships: "None"

*National Hurling Leagues: "None"

*Ulster Senior Hurling Championships: "None"

*Ulster Under-21 Hurling Championships: "None"

*Ulster Minor Hurling Championships: "None"

*Ulster Junior Hurling Championships: 3
**1995, 1996, 1999

References

External links

* [http://www.teamtalkmag.com The Tyrone Gaelic games magazine]
* [http://www.hoganstand.com/Tyrone/ Tyrone on Hoganstand.com]
* [http://www.hoganstand.com/Tyrone/Profile.aspx National and provincial titles won by Tyrone teams]
* [http://www.hoganstand.com/Tyrone/Titles.aspx Club championship winners]
* [http://www.tyronegaa.ie/ Tyrone GAA site]
* [http://www.red-hands.com/ Red Hands]
* [http://www.greencastlegaa.com/ An Caisleán Glas CLG - First Club in Tyrone to win an All-Ireland Club medal]


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