Banagher veteran McCullagh glad to play his part


By Niall Gartland IT’S fair to say that Sean McCullagh had to wait a long time for this. The 38-year-old began his Banagher career in some style, winning a Derry Senior Hurling Championship title in his first full season back in 2005. But then followed years and years of bitter disappointment. Six Derry final defeats […]


Bradley loving the buzz at Steelstown


By Michael McMullan THE enthusiasm in Eoghan Bradley’s voice tells it all. Everyone in Steelstown is buzzing with their senior team’s journey to Sunday’s Ulster final showdown with Moortown. Bradley, now in his sixth season with the senior team, has bagged 3-8 in their campaign so far and explains how the excitement has been building […]


St John’s camogs begin to step up the ladder


By Michael McMullan EIGHTEEN months after helping camogie in St John’s off its feet, club legend Andy McCallin is happy to see them climb the ladder. Along with dual star Domhnall Nugent, Jude McGurdy and Sonia McKenna, they steered the Whiterock Road club to victory over Magherafelt in Sunday’s Bridie McMenamin Shield Final. “I never […]

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Mullaghbawn paved the way in Armagh with brilliant provincial triumph


By Niall Gartland IT’S hard to believe now, but Armagh teams traditionally didn’t fare well in the Ulster Senior Club Championship. That all changed when Crossmaglen emerged as the dominant force at provincial level in 1996, but it would be massively unfair to write off Mullaghbawn’s brilliant, and entirely unexpected, Ulster title win in 1995 […]


ULSTER GAA: Book your health club workshop


HEALTHY Club Officers and Health & Wellbeing Committees continue to perform an invaluable role in GAA clubs across the globe. How fantastic it is that people from all walks of life across the world are benefitting from the formal health and wellbeing activity that has been organised by their GAA club! Of course, we benefit from […]

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Dunloy are ‘fit, hungry and raring to go’ says McKeague


By Michael McMullan THE biggest challenge for three-in-a-row Antrim champions Dunloy has been their nine-week break since their county final win, insists James McKeague. Two years after hanging up his hurl, McKeague, a four-time championship winner, is in his first year as club chairman and is well-placed to delved into the inner workings of a […]

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Glass models his game on Dublin star


By Michael McMullan GLEN and Derry star Conor Glass is a student of Dublin football and has delved into Brian Fenton’s style to help his transition back into the Gaelic football environment. Sunday’s Ulster Club clash with St Eunan’s will be only be his eighth ever senior championship game for Glen, including an appearance against […]


CAHAL CARVILL: Being thought the fool


“Better to remain silent and be thought the fool, than to speak and remove all doubt”   This quote from Abraham Lincoln is one I often refer to when encountering loud, obnoxious, mouth pieces during everyday life. As I walked off the field at half-time of our County final I received a torrent of abuse from […]


Eoghan Ruadh skipper can’t wait for county final day


By Niall Gartland THIS is what it all comes down to for Eoghan Ruadh – the chance of one-upping their biggest rivals Éire Óg, Carrickmore in the Tyrone Senior Championship final. Their young captain Lorcan Devlin, still only 23 years old, simply cannot wait to lead his side out into battle on Saturday afternoon, and […]