We know we have the talent, says Armagh camogie ace Donnelly

All-Ireland Premier Junior Camogie Championship – Round One Limerick v Armagh Saturday, Buff GAA Limerick, 2pm By Shaun Casey SATURDAY’S showdown with Limerick is a repeat of the 2021 All-Ireland quarter final, which Armagh won thanks to an inspirational performance from Ciara Donnelly. The Eglish star recorded 0-12 of Armagh’s 1-16 and Donnelly hopes her […]

El Classico not an easy task says Malone

Ulster U-20 Championship quarter-final Monaghan v Cavan Friday, Inniskeen, 8.15pm By Shaun Casey MONAGHAN’S “El Classico” with Cavan on Friday evening is as difficult an opener as you could ask for, according to Farney coach Dermot Malone. The sides met in the opening round of the league, a game that Monaghan won, but the Breffni men have […]

Antrim football heading in the right direction

Ulster U-20 Championship  quarter-final Derry v Antrim Friday, Owenbeg, 8pm By Shaun Casey WIN, lose or draw on Friday evening, Antrim football is on an upward trajectory. Niall Jackman, the Antrim u-20 manager, praised the input that Tyrone All-Ireland winners Enda McGinley and Steven O’Neill have had in the county. “The buzz that the senior […]

Mourne’s Rebel cause

National Football League Division Two Cork v Down Sunday, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, 1pm By Shaun Casey DOWN are beginning to run out of ‘do or die’ and ‘must win’ matches, but it’s no exaggeration to say that this is possibly the county’s biggest game since the 2010 All-Ireland final. Circumstances have changed dramatically in those 12 […]

Dromintee manager aims to make championship inroads

By Shaun Casey DROMINTEE will head into the new season without two of their stalwarts with Shane McCoy and Peadar O’Hare both retiring. McCoy, a free-taking goalkeeper and last year’s joint-captain O’Hare were “great servants to the club,” according to manager John Kennedy. “Our goalkeeper retired; Shane McCoy hung the boots up. Peadar O’Hare married […]

Ballybay boss on the hunt for new talent

By Shaun Casey BALLYBAY are part of the chasing pack in Monaghan that are hoping to break the Scotstown stranglehold on the Mick Duffy Cup. Jerome Johnston, a Kilcoo native, heads into his second season in charge of the men in maroon, alongside Mark Doran. The pair led Ballybay to the last four of the […]

Merry glad to be on the comeback trail

By Shaun Casey THE last time Armagh faced Carlow, the sides engaged in an enthralling encounter that the Orchard eventually won by six points. Rachael Merry was instrumental that day, coming off the bench to score a crucial second-half goal and set up another. The Granemore sharpshooter suffered a terrible injury before the All-Ireland campaign […]

Opinion: A changing of the guard

By Shaun Casey THE demise of Dublin is clear for everyone to see as they linger at the bottom of the Division One table, and it could point to the most exciting championship in a decade. Kerry are flying high, but I’m not sure they can be trusted until they actually lift the Sam Maguire […]

Cavan Gaels to benefit from returning ace

By Shaun Casey FORMER Cavan star Seanie Johnston looks set for a shock return to the playing field with his club Cavan Gaels. Johnston is currently a member of Mickey Graham’s Cavan management team as a forwards coach but could line out at club level this season. The 14-time championship winners are under new management, […]