Smith exits Cavan panel due to work commitments

By Shaun Casey CAVAN will be without James Smith for the remainder of the 2023 season as the Crosserlough man has left the panel due to work commitments. The 24-year-old started at midfield in both of Cavan’s Tailteann Cup outings against Laois and London but won’t feature for the rest of the campaign. Smith was […]

Down hoping for double delight in Thurles says Carr

By Shaun Casey CONOR Laverty’s first competitive outing as Down manager, after the pre-season competition of the McKenna Cup, was a long trip south to Tipperary. This weekend, the Mourne men will make the same journey in round two of the Tailteann Cup. Down will be hoping for a similar result as goals from Pat […]

Outright favourites Cavan bidding for next win

By Niall Gartland THE outright favourites for the Tailteann Cup, Cavan, are hoping to make it two-from-two when they travel to Ruislip to take on London on Saturday. The Breffni County claimed a deserved 2-20 to 1-14 victory over Laois in their opening group stage encounter at the weekend, albeit their opposition manager Billy Sheehan […]

Antrim footballers aiming to add to winning start

By Shaun Casey FOLLOWING their convincing nine-point win over Leitrim in the opening round of the Tailteann Cup, Antrim will be aiming to make it two from two when they travel to Wexford Park on Saturday evening. Three second half goals saw Andy McEntee’s side power to a convincing 3-18 to 2-12 victory, on home […]

Down defeat Waterford in Tailteann Cup opener

Down 2-14 Waterford 1-6 Down got their Tailteann Cup campaign off to a winning start with a comfortable victory over Waterford. There was little to excite the crowd in the first half and Down dominated proceedings after the turnaround. Pat Havern traded scores with Jason Curry (two frees each) before Conor Murray rifled home the […]

Tailteann Cup is a big opportunity says Jordan

By Niall Gartland THE Tailteann Cup has thankfully avoided been deemed a Mickey Mouse competition, and Antrim footballer Marc Jordan is among those who have been pleasantly surprised by how the competition has unfolded. Westmeath emerged as outright winners in the competition’s inaugural season last year, sparking jubilant celebrations in county town Mullingar in the […]