Tyrone take on Laois in round 4 of the Bord Gais National League this Sunday in Beragh(2.00pm) as they step up the search for a first win, writes Damien Donnelly.
An opening day defeat to Monaghan and a draw against Galway prefixed a high-scoring reversal at home to Donegal but there were more positive signs in those recent performances.
A Donegal goal salvo turned the game after Tyrone had worked themselves into a good position.
The Red Hands now face Laois in game four and the need to get a victory is pretty pressing with only four fixtures left, including this weekend’s one. After that there’s Kildare, Mayo and Cork to come.
In other aspects of ladies football, Tyrone U-14’s will field two teams in a Blitz this Saturday at the MUSA in Cookstown.
Well done to the four Tyrone girls who were part of the Ulster McKeever Sports Ulster All-Star Colleges camp that won a thrilling game with Connacht at Muallahoran.
Take a bow Clara McMenamin(Aghayaran St Davog’s & Omagh Loreto), Alana McShane(Clann na Gael & Strabane Holy Cross), Lisa-Marie Skeffington(Killeeshil St Mary’s & Donaghmore St Joseph’s) and Aine Canavan(Errigal Ciaran & Ballygawley St Ciaran’s).
In Colleges football, St Joseph’s from Donaghmore and Omagh Loreto will contest the Ulster U-20 A final, St Joseph’s denying Armagh St Catherine’s in the second semi-final played earlier this week.
Holy Cross from Strabane are in the chase for Ulster U-20 C honours versus either Carrickmacross St Louis or Newry Our Lady’s.
Tyrone teams in the U-16 categories incorporate St Patrick’s Academy(A), Holy Trinity(C) and Dungannon St Patrick’s(D).
Youth football is well underway in Tyrone, so there’s county, club and college competition aplenty ahead in the build up to Easter.