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Tyrone GAA

Tyrone GAA
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Irish:Tír Eoghain
Nickname(s):The O'Neill County
The Red hands
County colours:        
Ground(s):Healy Park, Omagh
Dominant sport:Gaelic football
NFL:Division 1
NHL:Division 3B
Football Championship:Sam Maguire Cup
Hurling Championship:Nicky Rackard Cup
Ladies' Gaelic football:Brendan Martin Cup
Camogie:Nancy Murray Cup
Standard kit
Regular kit
Change kit

The Tyrone County Board (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, Coiste Chontae Tír Eoghain), or Tyrone GAA, is one of the 32 County Boards of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) in Ireland, and is responsible for the administration of Gaelic games in County Tyrone.

The County Board is responsible for preparing the Tyrone county teams in the various Gaelic sporting codes; football, hurling, camogie and handball.

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The county's most successful football club is Carrickmore. Carrickmore have won the Tyrone Senior Football Championship on fifteen occasions.

Errigal Ciarán have won the Tyrone Senior Football Championship on seven occasions and the Ulster Senior Club Football Championship twice, in 1994 and 2002.

County team

The Tyrone county team won their first Ulster Senior Football Championship (SFC) in 1956, defending it successfully in 1957. They did not win a third Ulster SFC until 1973.

They won their fourth Ulster SFC in 1984, and they followed their fifth title in 1986 with an appearance in their first All-Ireland final, where they were beaten by Kerry, 2-15 to 1-10. They added another Ulster SFC in 1989.

In 1994, Tyrone were defeated in the Ulster SFC final by Down, but their forward Peter Canavan was Ulster's top scorer, winning his first All Star Award. The following year they reached their second All-Ireland final. Dublin won the 1995 final 1-10 to 0-12, in a match that was notable both for Canavan scoring 11 of Tyrone's 12 points, and for Dublin's Charlie Redmond failing to leave the pitch for a full minute after being sent off for a foul. Tyrone won another Ulster SFC in 1996.

2003 saw the introduction of the new Tyrone manager, Mickey Harte. Harte took Tyrone to another Ulster SFC title and victory in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship (SFC) in his first year. The 2003 final pitted Tyrone against neighbours and rivals Armagh, the reigning champions. It was the first All-Ireland SFC final between teams from the same province.

Tragedy struck the following year with the sudden death of Cormac McAnallen, at the age of 24. Tyrone, however, came back the following year to win the All-Ireland SFC for the second time. They played five matches in the Ulster SFC, including replays in the second round against Cavan and the final against Armagh, which they lost. Having beaten Monaghan in the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers, Tyrone had yet another drawn game in the All-Ireland SFC quarter-final, against Dublin - a match notable for Owen Mulligan's stunning solo goal. In the semi-final, they met Armagh for the third time, winning 1-13 to 1-12 with an injury-time free kick by Peter Canavan. In the 2005 final, they defeated Kerry for the second time in three years to win a third All-Ireland SFC, sparking emotional scenes among the Tyrone team and fans, in remembrance of Cormac McAnallen.

Tyrone won their eleventh Ulster SFC in 2007. They lost their Ulster SFC quarter-final to Down in 2008, but came back via the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers to win their third All-Ireland SFC, beating Kerry 1-15 to 0-14 in the 2008 final.

They won their fifteenth Ulster SFC in 2017.


Clubs contest the Tyrone Senior Hurling Championship.

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

Tyrone have the following achievements in hurling.


The high point of the Tyrone camogie story was the run of Eglish to the 1991 All-Ireland Senior Club Camogie Championship final. Led by the Jordan sisters they pulled off two of the shocks of the century in defeating Loughgiel in the Ulster final by 3-7 to 2-4 and then defeating Celtic of Dublin in the All Ireland semi-final, but lost the final heavily against Mullagh from Galway

Tyrone qualified for the All Ireland junior final of 1980 against Cork, defeating Armagh, Antrim and Louth in their path to the final. Ursula Jordan was the outstanding player of the era and in the history of camogie in the county, and was selected for Ulster's Gael Linn Cup inter-provincial team. Ann Jordan, Sheila Burke and Paula Vallely were other notable players from the 1980s. Vera Campbell refereed the All Ireland senior finals of 1939, 1940 and 1943.

Tyrone won the Máire Ní Chinnéide Cup in 2008[1] and the fourth division of the National Camogie League in 2010.[2]

Under Camogie's National Development Plan 2010-2015, "Our Game, Our Passion",[3] five new camogie clubs were established in the county in 2015.[4]



  1. ^ 2008 Jun B Tyrone 4-11 Wicklow 0-3 on Camogie.ie
  2. ^ 2010 Div 4 Tyrone 3-12 Westmeath 1-9 report in Westmeath Examiner
  3. ^ "Final goal for camogie". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. 29 March 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  4. ^ National Development Plan 2010-2015, Our Game, Our Passion information page on camogie.ie, pdf download (778k) from Camogie.ie download site

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