ULSTER GAA: The promotion of your club

THE promotion of our Gaelic games and culture is a key aim at the heart of any GAA club. In today’s busy world, people are presented with a varied range of activities to become involved with in their free time. With this in mind, effective promotion skills and activities are crucial to any club competing […]


Open Season

1 Shane McGuigan 2-50 THE championship’s top scorer overall was also the key man from open play in a season to remember for Derry. Three of his tally came in Ederney on the opening day in the McKenna Cup against Fermanagh and the notched the same against the Kingdom in Croke Park. He hit 2-5 […]


Aghaloo upbeat heading towards Championship

A Five-point win for Aghaloo on Sunday against Drumquin nudged them into third place in Division Three and while manager Stephen Donnelly was happy at the win, especially after finding his side four points down, getting players back from injury is the main boost ahead of the Junior Championship. The O’Neill’s have been unable to […]

Crossmaglen still the team to beat in Armagh

By Shaun Casey AS is usually the case in Armagh before the championship starts, Crossmaglen are the early front runners to be the last team standing. The Rangers reclaimed their throne last season following back-to-back final defeats to Maghery (2020) and Clann Éireann (2021) and will be targeting another tilt at the title. The return […]


Carndonagh hoping to make amends

By Niall Gartland CARDONAGH will be hoping to avenge their narrow defeat in last year’s Junior Championship final in Donegal. They lost by only two points to Letterkenny Gaels in a frenetic contest and they certainly have the ability to go one step further this time around. They have some really good players in their […]

Caroline Currid: Mind over matter

By Niall Gartland SHE’S not a manager, she’s not a player, she’s not a high-profile pundit but Caroline Currid is almost a household name at this stage. Described in the Irish Independent in 2018 as ‘one of the most sought-after figures’ in the GAA, Sports Psychologist Currid has been performance coach of the Limerick hurlers […]

Cushendall bids farewell to club icon John McKillop

THE funeral of Ruairi Ogs hurling fanatic John McKillop (60) took place today St Mary’s Church in his native Cushendall. McKillop, who was hugely popular in Antrim GAA circles, passed away on Sunday after his health deteriorated rapidly since suffering a seizure on Christmas Day of last year. In the requiem of today’s funeral, Parish […]

Smyth using heartache as Orchard motivation

BY KIERAN LYNCH ARMAGH’S Eimear Smyth says that the team are using the heartbreak of losing All-Ireland finals in 2021 and 2022 as motivation heading into the last four this time around. The Orchard County were bested 1-14 to 1-11 in the decider by Wexford two years ago, before a Dervla Cosgrove hat trick powered […]

Litmus test for the Oak Leafers

ALL-IRELAND SFC SEMI-FINAL Derry v Kerry Sunday, Croke Park, 4pm Live on RTÉ and BBC By Niall Gartland Advertisement ECHOES of 2012? Recall the celebrations when Kerry beat their Tyrone, by then a pale shadow of the team that had won three All-Irelands, out the gate in Killarney. Paul Galvin was leaping around, Kieran Donaghy held the rather more […]