All Ireland Minor Final/Tyrone Player Profiles

All Ireland Minor Final

LADIES FOOTBALL

ALL IRELAND LADIES FINAL 2008

TYRONE MINORS

Paddy Hunter

Tyrone minor manager Martina Dillon kept herself busy at the weekend ahead of next Mondays all Ireland minor final against Dublin. The talented Tyrone supremo who along with Rory McCann has guided Tyrone back to a first minor decider in eight years was on the line in the Tyrone senior final on Saturday and again at Clones on Sunday in an Intermediate clash. It was a busy weekend for the referee  but it afforded her a chance to keep an eye on at least one of her players ahead of next weeks national decider. Carrickmore defender Roisin Rafferty helped her side to an 11th Tyrone title and thankfully for the Tyrone minor manager come linesperson there was no injury issues from that game.

Dungannon based Dillon who took over the Tyrone role last year and delivered an Ulster title has still the nucleolus of that squad at her disposal this term. The Ulster crown was collected again and a win over Kerry and Ulster rivals Monaghan sets up a meeting with the Dubs.

Last year at the quarter final stage Dublin proved too strong but Dillon remains upbeat,

“ Our girls are older now we have nine from the starting 15 last year still playing and 15 in total from the squad, we have lost the likes of Christiane Hunter and Neamh Woods who are overage now but we have players who I  Know can deliver”

Tyrone actually played Dublin recently revealed Dillon,

“ Yes we played them in a friendly, we hadn’t everyone available to us because of club commitments but I think we learnt  quite a bit from that encounter, we had the opportunity to play them and it was worthwhile for us, they wont have seen too much from us but I found it very useful, we will use it to our advantage next Monday”

Tyrone  have not been key players in the all Ireland series at this level despite having some superb players, they did annex one all Ireland minor crown be default at the start of the decade but says Martina it’s been too long,

“ When you look at some of the players that have played for Tyrone down the years and missed out, we must try and claim the title, all Ireland finals don’t come around that often, you must grab the opportunity with both hands, we will certainly try and do that at Cavan”

The Games live on TG4 next Monday at 1-45, it’s a bank holiday in the Republic but not for Tyrone,  the Tyrone manager who still plays herself for Aodh Ruadh is not phased by the strange timing of it,

“ It wouldn’t matter to us if it was a Sunday night in the back of beyond, it’s an all Ireland final and we are happy to be in it, we will have the supporters with us whatever the time or place, we just can’t wait”

Injuries have all but cleared up too for the Tyrone side after an horrendous run of injuries,

“ We lost Sarah Owens and Stacey McCann with broken arms and Shauneen Ferrity damaged her shoulder and you have to feel for those players who miss out, the older girls from last year are still very much in my mind too, it’s been a team effort since Rory and myself took over, a building towards the all Ireland”

Dillon and McCann have drafted in a couple of new girls as players got injured, they all had under 14 and under 16 experience so it wasn’t a big transition for them but surely a step up to an all Ireland final will be a massive occasion,

“ It will, it will, we have prepared right though, everyone knows the job they have to do and we certainly have the quality, Shannon Quinn at midfield, Clodagh Poyntz up front and goalkeeper Sinead McVeigh all members of the senior squad but key performers of this side too, we are confident, it will be very difficult but we are hungry for an all Ireland title.

Tyrones young players will attempt to secure a history making all Ireland minor title this coming Monday at Breffni Park. A strong squad have been together since the start of the year and of course 15 of the current squad were members of the Ulster winning side of 2007, these are the players who carry Tyrone and Ulsters hopes against Dublin

TYRONE 2008.

Name: Rachel Molloy (Captain)

Age: 18 years

Club: Aodh Ruadh Dun Geanainn

Position: Defender

Honours: 2 Ulster Minor Champ, 1 Ulster U16 R’up, 1 Ulster U14 R’up, 1 x All Ireland U14 Blitz Div 2, 1 Tyrone Grade One Minor Champ &1 R’up, 3 Tyrone Grade One Minor League & 1 R’up, 3 Tyrone Grade One U16 League & 1 R’up, 2 Tyrone Grade One U16 Champ, 2 Ulster U19 Schools Champ, 1 Tyrone Senior League R’up, 1 Tyrone Grade One U14 Champ R’up, 2 QUB U19 Schools 7 asides

Name: Shannon Quinn (Captain)

Age: 18 years

Club: Errigal Ciaran

Position: Midfield

Honours: 2 Ulster Minor Champ, 1 Ulster Senior Champ R’up, 1 Ulster U16 R’up, 1 Tyrone Senior Champ, 1 Tyrone Senior League R’up, 1 Ulster Senior Club Champ, 2 Tyrone Grade One Minor Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade One U16 Champ & 1 Tyrone Grade One U16 League, 3 Tyrone Grade One U14 Champ & League, 1 Ulster U14 Schools Champ

Name: Emma Conlon

Age: 18 years

Club: Aodh Ruadh Dun Geanainn

Position: Midfield

Honours: 2 Ulster Minor Champ, 1 Ulster U16 R’up, 1 Ulster U14 R’up, 1 All Ireland U14 Blitz Div 2, 1 Tyrone Minor Grade One Champ &1 R’up, 3 Tyrone Minor Grade One League & 1 R’up, 3 Tyrone U16 League & 1 R’up, 2 Tyrone Grade One U16 Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade One U14 Champ R’up, 1 Tyrone Senior League R’up, 1 Ulster U16 Schools Champ R’up, 1 Ulster U19 Schools R’up, 1 Powerscreen International 7’s

Name: Roisin Rafferty

Age: 18 years

Club: An Charraig Mhor

Position: Defender

Honours: 2 Ulster Minor Champ, 1 Ulster U16 R’up, 3 Tyrone Senior Champ, 1 Ulster Senior Club Champ R’up,  1 Tyrone Senior B Champ, 2 Tyrone Senior League, 1 Tyrone Senior League R’up, 1 U19 Ulster Schools Champ

Name: Stacey McCann

Age: 18 years

Club: An Charraig Mhor

Position: Forward

Honours: 1 Ulster Minor Champ, 3 Tyrone Senior Champ, 1 Tyrone Senior B Champ, 1 Ulster Senior Club Champ R’up, 2 Tyrone Senior League, 1 Tyrone Senior League R’up, 1 Ulster U20 Schools Champ, 1 All Ireland U20 Schools R’up

Name: Jolene McMenamin

Age: 16 years

Club: Drumquin

Position: Midfield / Forward

Honours: 1 Ulster Minor Champ, 1 Ulster U16 Schools Champ

Name: Emma McShane

Age: 17 years

Club: Coalisland

Position: Defender

Honours: 2 Ulster Minor Champ, 1 Ulster U16 R’up, 1 Tyrone Grade Three Minor Champ, 2 Tyrone Grade Three Minor League, 1 Tyrone Grade Three U14 Champ

Name: Sinead McVey

Age: 18 years

Club: Ardboe

Position: Goalkeeper

Honours: 2 Ulster Minor Champ, 1 Ulster Senior Champ R’up, 1 Ulster U16 R’up, 1 Interprovincial Champ (Ulster) 2008, 1 Tyrone Intermediate Champ, 1 Tyrone Intermediate League, 1 Tyrone Minor Champ, 2 Tyrone Grade one Minor League, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U16 Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U16 League, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U14 Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U14 league, 1 Ulster U19 Schools Champ

Name: Britta Quinn

Age: 17 years

Club: Ardboe

Position: Defender

Honours: 2 Ulster Minor Champ, 1 Ulster U16 R’up, 1 Tyrone Intermediate Champ, 1 Tyrone Intermediate League, 1 Tyrone Grade One Minor Champ, 2 Tyrone Grade one Minor League, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U16 Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U16 League, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U14 Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U14 League, 1 Ulster U19 Schools Champ, 1 QUB U19 Schools 7 aside

Name: Kerri Graham

Age: 17 years

Club: Ardboe

Position: Forward

Honours: 1 Ulster Minor Champ, 1 Ulster U16 Champ R’up, 1 Tyrone Intermediate Champ, 1 Tyrone Intermediate League, 1 Tyrone Grade One Minor Champ, 2 Tyrone Grade One Minor League, 1 Tyrone Grade one U16 League, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U16 Champ, 1 Tyrone U16 Grade Two League, 1 Tyrone U14 Grade Two Champ, 1 Tyrone U14 Grade Two League, County Derry U14, U16 & U19 School Champ

Name: Aisling O’Kane

Age: 18 years

Club: Glenelly

Position: Forward

Honours: 2 Ulster Minor Champ, 1 Ulster U16 R’up, 1 Ulster U14 R’up, 1 All Ireland U14 Blitz Div 2, 1 Tyrone Intermediate Champ, 1 Tyrone Intermediate League, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U16 League, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U16 Champ

Name: Patricia Morris

Age: 17 years

Club: Glenelly

Position: Forward

Honours: 2 Ulster Minor Champ, 1 Ulster U16 R’up, 1 Ulster U16 Schools Champ, 1 All Ireland U16 Schools R’up, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U16 League, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U16 Champ

Name: Emma Jane Gervin

Age: 16 years

Club: Aodh Ruadh Dun Geanainn

Position: Forward

Honours:1 Ulster U14 Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade One Minor Champ & 1 R’up, 3 Tyrone Grade One Minor League & 1 R’up, 2 Tyrone Grade One U16 Champ, 3 Tyrone Grade One U16 league & 1 R’up, 1 Tyrone Grade One U14 Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade One U14 League R’up, 1 All Ireland U14 Blitz Div 2

Name: Niamh Hughes

Age: 17 years

Club: Coalisland

Honours: 1 Ulster Minor Champ, 1 Ulster U16 R’up, 1 Tyrone Grade Three Minor Champ, 2 Grade Three Tyrone Minor League, 1 Tyrone Grade Three U14 Champ, 1 Ulster U19 Schools Champ, 2 QUB U19 Schools 7aside

Name: Carrie Monaghan

Age: 17 years

Club: Errigal Ciaran

Honours: 2 Ulster Minor Champ, 1 Tyrone Senior Champ, 1 Tyrone Senior League R’up, 1 Ulster Senior Club Champ, 2 Tyrone Grade One Minor Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade One U16 Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade One U16 League, 1 Tyrone Grade One U14 Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade One U14 League, 1 Ulster U16 Schools Champ, 1 Ulster U14 Schools Champ

Name: Shauneen Ferrity

Age: 17 years

Club: Sperrin Og

Position: Midfield

Honours: 1 Ulster Minor Champ, 1 Ulster Schools U20 Champ, 1 All Ireland U20 Schools R’up, 1 Ulster U14 Schools Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade 2 Minor Champ, 1 Tyrone Intermediate Champ R’up

Name: Clodagh Poyntz

Age: 18 years

Club: Cappagh

Position: Forward

Honours: 2 Ulster Minor Champ, 2 Ulster Senior Champ R’up, 1 Ulster U16 R’up. 1 Ulster U14 R’up, 1 All Ireland U14 Blitz Div 2, 1 Tyrone Grade Two Minor Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U16 Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade Two League, 1 Tyrone Junior League

Name: Aideen O’Neill

Age: 17 years

Club: Cappagh

Position: Defender

Honours: 1 Ulster Minor Champ, 1 Ulster U16 R’up, 1 Tyrone Grade Two  Minor Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U16 Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U16 League,1 Ulster U16 Schools Champ

Name: Stephanie Patterson

Age: 18 years

Club: Cappagh

Positin: Defender

Honours: 2 Ulster Minor Champ, 1 Ulster U16 R’up, 1 Tyrone Grade Two Minor Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade Two Tyrone U16 Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade 2  U16 League, 1 Tyrone Junior league

Name: Naomi McAnulla

Age: 16 years

Club: Cappagh

Position: Defender

Honours: 2 Ulster Minor Champ, 2 Ulster Schools U16 Champ, 1 All Ireland U16 Schools Champ, 1 U14 Ulster Champ, 1 U14 All Ireland Blitz Div 2, 1 Tyrone Grade Two Minor Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U16 Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U16  League

Name: Roisin McSorley

Age: 16 years

Club: Beragh

Position: Forward

Honours: 1 Ulster Minor Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade Two Minor League, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U14 Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U14 League

Name: Sarah Owens

Age: 18 years

Club: Beragh

Position: Defender

Honours: 1 Ulster Minor Champ, 1 Ulster U16 R’up, 1 Tyrone Junior Champ, 1 Tyrone Junior League, 1 Tyrone Grade Two Minor League,  1 Tyrone Grade Two U16 Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U16 League, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U14 Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U14 League

Name: Angeline McShane

Age: 17 years

Club: Clann Na Gael

Position: Defender

Honours: 1 Ulster Minor Champ, 1 Ulster Senior Champ R’up, 1 Ulster U16 Champ R’up, 1 Tyrone Junior Champ, 1 Tyrone Junior League

Name: Cherlyn Hughes

Age: 16 Years

Club: Donaghmore

Position: Goalkeeper

Honours: 1 Ulster Minor Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade Two Minor Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade Two Minor League, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U16 League, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U14 Champ & League R’up

Name: Emma Hegarty

Age: 18 years

Club: Donaghmore

Position: Forward

Honours: 2 Ulster Minor Champ, 1 Ulster U16 R’up, 1 Tyrone Grade Two Minor  Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade Two Minor League, 1 Tyrone Grade Three Minor League, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U16 League, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U14 Champ & League R’up

Name: Rebecca McCrory

Age: 17 years

Club: Donaghmore

Positon: Forward

Honours: 2 Ulster Minor Champ, 1 Ulster U16 R’up, 1 Tyrone Grade Two Minor  Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade Two Minor League, 1 Tyrone Grade Three Minor League, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U16 League, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U14 Champ & League R’up, 1 Ulster U16 Schools Champ & 1 R’up, 1 Ulster U19 Schools R’up, Powerscreen International 7’s

Name: Natalie Hughes

Age: 17 years

Club: Donaghmore

Position: Forward

Honours: 1 Ulster Minor Champ, 1 Ulster U16 R’up, 1 Tyrone Grade Two Minor  Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade Two Minor League, 1 Tyrone Grade Three Minor League, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U16 Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U16  League, 1 Ulster U16 Schools Champ & 1 R’up, 1 Ulster U19 Schools R’up, Powerscreen International 7’s

Name: Megan McCann

Age: 17 years

Club: Donaghmore

Position: Defender

Honours: I Ulster minor Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade Two Minor Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade Two Minor League, 1 Tyrone Grade Three Minor League, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U16 Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U16 League, 1 Ulster U16 Schools Champ & R’up, 1 Ulster U19 Schools R’up

Name: Laura McCrory

Age: 17 years

Club: Fr Rocks

Position: Defender

Honours: 1 Ulster Minor Champ, 1 Tyrone Intermediate Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade One Minor Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade One Minor League, 1 Tyrone Grade Two Minor League, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U14 Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade Two U14 League

Name: Eimear Tally

Age: 17 years

Club: Galbally Oonagh Celts

Position: Forward

Honours: 1 Ulster Minor Champ, 1 Ulster U16 R’up, 1 Tyrone Grade Three Minor Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade Three Minor League, 1 Tyrone Grade Three U16 Champ, 1 Tyrone Grade Three U16 League, 2 Tyrone Junior Champ R’up, 1 Ulster U19 Schools Champ, 2 QUB U19 Schools 7 Aside

Name: Carla Donnelly

Age: 17 years

Club: Trillick

Position: Forward

Honours: 1 Ulster Minor Champ, 1 Tyrone Intermediate Champ R’up

Tyrone Management Profiles

Martina Dillon

Martina comes from Dungannon in Co Tyrone and plays senior football as well as serving as secretary of her club Aodh Ruadh Dun Geanainn. Martina has had a very successful coaching background at club level winning several underage county titles at U18, U16 & U14 level. Martina first became involved in management at county level in 2006 starting out with the U16 team who reached the Ulster Final before being beaten at the AI Q/F stage. In 2007 she moved up to Minor level winning the Ulster Minor title before being beaten at the AI Semi Final stage. In 2008 Tyrone retained their Ulster Minor title with a victory over Monaghan in an enthralling game in Clones before victories over Kerry & Monaghan saw them qualify for today’s All Ireland final, a first for the county in 8 years. Outside management & coaching Martina is a Ladies Football National Tutor and Referee Tutor helping to compose and deliver coaching courses for the association. Martina has also spent eight years on the Tyrone county executive committee in several different roles but primarily as registrar.

Rory McCann

Rory is an active playing member of the well known Errigal Ciaran club from Ballygawley in Co Tyrone. As a player he has won several titles at senior and underage level and is still actively playing junior football for the club. At management level Rory has been involved in several of the successful teams produced by Errigal Ciaran Ladies winning titles at U18, U16 & U14 level. This is Rory’s second year managing at county level. In 2007 he was part of the management team who captured the Ulster Minor title for Tyrone before being beaten at the AI Semi Final stage. The Minor team retained the Ulster Minor title in May this year before victories over Kerry and Monaghan qualifying them for today’s final.

Antoinette McCusker

Antoinette lives in Killyclogher in Tyrone and hails form the Cappagh Ladies club. A very active club member she is the current club secretary and has been involved in several successful Cappagh ladies underage successes. Antoinette is the current County Board Treasurer and has been involved in the county executive for the last four years holding the role of assistant treasurer. She performs the duty of team liaison officer as well as being the teams first aid officer. Antoinette has been with the Minor team this last two years and has been an immensely valuable member of the team for both management and players.

TYRONE CLUB FOOTBALL

Tyrone league fixtures this weekend wil be on Friday or Sunday  as agreed by the clubs as Tyrone are playing in Dublin on Saturday.

DIVISION 1

ST DYMPNAS v AN CHARRAIG MHOR

ERRIGAL CIARAN v MOY

DIVISION 2

BERAGH v TRILLICK

DIVISION 3

KILDRESS v ST ENDAS

FINTONA v LOUGHMACRORY

GALBALLY v POMEROY

DIVISION 4

AODH RUADH B v MNA NA DEIRGE

AN CHARRAIG v DRUMRAGH

These matches have all got a throw in time of 7.30pm

U14 League Final Result

Grade 1

Aodh Ruadh  5.06  Cill Iseal 7.05  AET

U16 Fixtures

Tuesday 5th August – 7.30pm

Grade 1

Errigal Ciaran  v  St Macartans

Cill Iseal  v  Glenelly

Aodh Ruadh  v  Cappagh

An Charraig Mhor  v  Ardboe

Grade 2

Galbally O.C.  v  Clann na Gael

Beragh  v  Donaghmore

St Dympnas  v  Sperrin Og

St Endas  v  Mna na Deirge

Grade 3

Aghyaran  v  Edendork

Fintona  v  Sigersons

Trillick  v  Kildress

An Charraig  v  Fr Rocks

Grade 4

Coalisland  v  Drumragh

Loughmacrory  v  Urney

Eoghain Rua  v  Drumquin

Pomeroy  Bye

U12 Fixtures

Saturday 2nd August @ 11am

Group 1

An Charraig  v  Edendork

Moy  v  Donaghmore

Ardboe  v  Aodh Ruadh

Stewartstown  v  Fr Rocks

Group 2

An Charraig Mhor  v  Errigal Ciaran

Beragh  v  Loughmacrory

Galbally  v  Cill Iseal

Pomeroy  v  Kildress

Group 3

Eoghain Rua  v  Glenelly

Clann na Gael  v  Sigersons

Badoney  v  Sperrin Og

Aghyaran  v  Newtownstewart

Group 4

St Macartans  v  Drumragh

Mna na Deirge  v  St Endas

Cappagh  v  Fintona

Trillick  v  St Dympnas

Cumann Peil Gael Na Ban Tir Eoghain would like to wish Martin, Rory and the Tyrone minors the very best of good luck for Mondays final. We appeal to supporters to please try and make it to the game despite the timing of it. The game will be televised  by TG4 and will be on radio, but the support of every club in the County at Breffni Park is vital.