HOT on the heels of losing midfielder Mattie Donnelly for six months due to a hamstring injury, Tyrone have been dealt a further blow with the news that forward Connor McAliskey has decided to take a break from inter-county football next season.
A SLAP in the face? Or a back-handed compliment? Northern Ireland defender Conor McLaughlin took the latter view of Netherlands’ boss Ronald Koeman’s churlish criticism after their 3-1 home win in Rotterdam last month.
DERRYGONNELLY joint-manager Sean Flanagan admits that the advantage of his team’s “low profile” is gone after their win over Trillick – but says their game against Kilcoo this weekend “isn’t a shot-to-nothing”.
This column has been consistent (at least on this matter) in arguing that the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) would still lead to many arguments rather than settling them beyond dispute because it’s often dealing with matters of subjective opinion rather than objective facts.