CATHERINE McGOURTY: Integration must come sooner rather than later

THE sooner that the integration of the LGFA and Camogie Associations with the GAA takes place the better. As a female player and coach over the past 10 years, I have heard of numerous occasions where camogs and ladies footballers have had to choose between a camogie championship game and football championship game just because they […]

CATHERINE McGOURTY: The usual suspects

IT’S that time of year again when we begin to see county finals take place across the country. Around the Ulster scene so far we have seen Crosserlough crowned champions of Cavan, Granemore are top dogs in Armagh and Loughgiel declared Antrim champions. Eglish will also represent Tyrone in Ulster while Sleacht Néill aim to […]

CATHERINE McGOURTY: Rising standards – Ulster camogie is breaking new ground  

I HAVE been very privileged over the past five years to be involved in what I believe is the rising standards of camogie in Ulster. We currently see both Antrim and Down playing at senior inter-country level with Derry narrowly beaten in the Intermediate semi-final. Then in the Junior final, we saw Armagh battle it […]

CATHERINE MCGOURTY: The advantages of playing at home

1930 – Uruguay, 1934 – Italy, 1966 – England, 1974 – West Germany, 1978 – Argentina, 1998 – France. I think anyone reading this piece that is interested in sport will recognise that the years identified are World Cup years and the winners from the competition in that year. What I also find interesting is […]