Armagh can claim top spot says McEvoy

ALL-IRELAND SFC ROUND THREE Armagh v Galway Sunday, Markievicz Park, 1.45pm By Shaun Casey IN their last two championship meetings, Armagh and Galway have served up so much drama and excitement that this weekend’s highly-anticipated clash has already got ‘game of the season’ contender written all over it. Extra-time, penalties, melees, goals, late winners. You name […]

Monaghan to face a Royal exam to keep season alive

ALL-IRELAND SFC ROUND THREE MONAGHAN V MEATH Sunday, Kingspan Breffni Park, 3pm By Niall McCoy STATISTICALLY speaking, Monaghan are sitting joint bottom of the 2024 form chart – but they still only require a point against Meath at Kingspan Breffni on Sunday to reach the All-Ireland knock-out stages. Vinny Corey’s side started the 2024 league […]

Preview: Another decision day for Donegal

All-Ireland SFC Round Three Donegal v Clare Saturday, Hastings Insurance MacHale Park, 3pm By Michael McMullan WHAT a difference a year can make. Just ask the people of Donegal. Just over a year ago, they travelled to Clare for the opening game of the All-Ireland series with more questions than answers. Advertisement A round four […]

Donegal name team for Clare clash

By Michael McMullan DONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness has named their side for Saturday’s All-Ireland clash with Clare in Castlebar (3pm).Jason McGee, forced off in their defeat to Cork, hasn’t made the 26 but there is a return from Conor O’Donnell. The Carndonagh man, who hasn’t played since last season’s group game against Monaghan, has scored […]

Derry name team for crunch Westmeath clash

By Michael McMullan DERRY manager Mickey Harte has named his side for Saturday’s must win game against Westmeath in Páirc Esler. After losing to Galway and Armagh, the Oakleafers must win their first championship game of the season to stay in the All-Ireland conversation. Ciaran McFaul and Eoin McEvoy have been named to start with […]

Preview: Showdown in the city

All-Ireland SFC Round Two Derry v Armagh Sunday, Celtic Park, 4pm By Michael McMullan SIX weeks feels like a lifetime in Derry. From league champions, a narrative now points towards their back-to-back defeats. That’s why Sunday’s visit of Armagh is huge. Speaking after their defeat in Galway, manager Mickey Harte felt it was a must […]

Preview: Tyrone must be on guard

By Niall Gartland CLARE are rank outsiders for their first ever championship outing against Tyrone this Sunday, but that makes for the perfect ambush situation so the Red Hands will have to be on their guard in their All-Ireland SFC Round Two match. The Banner County are a solid outfit that finished third in Division […]

Preview: Donegal’s Rebel mission

All-Ireland SFC Cork v Donegal Saturday, Páirc Uí Rinn, 2.30pm By Michael McMullan GROUND zero. That’s where Donegal manager Jim McGuinness took his side in the immediate aftermath of Saturday’s win over Tyrone. On the face of it, their 0-21 to 0-14 win and the efficiency in front of the posts was matched by their […]

Donegal name side for Cork trip

By Michael McMullan DONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness has named the side for Saturday’s All-Ireland clash with Cork in Páirc Uí Rinn. It is an unchanged lineup with Eoghan Bán Gallagher keeping his spot with Mark Curran listed on the bench. The only change to the squad sees Caolan McColgan come in ahead of Luke McGlynn […]

Derry team named for Armagh visit

By Michael McMullan DERRY have made two changes to their team for Sunday’s visit of Armagh to Celtic Park (4pm). Injured duo Conor Doherty and Eoin McEvoy have been listed to start ahead of Declan Cassidy and the suspended Gareth McKinless from the defeat to Galway. Emmett Bradley retains his place with Cormac Murphy also […]