Vinny Corey: Working the Oriel

Monaghan boss Vinny Corey has had some challenges already this season but he’s looking forward to the start of another championship campaign By Niall Gartland VINNY Corey oversaw a memorable championship run in his first season in charge of the Monaghan footballers, but the early months of 2024 have been testing and they’ve had to […]

McGuinness delighted to land Division Two title

By Shaun Casey JIM McGuinness was “delighted” to see his side lift the Division Two league title last weekend with a one-point win over Ulster rivals Armagh, particularly for the younger members of the panel that experienced Croke Park for the first time. Donegal’s first objective of securing Division One football for next season was […]

Glass: Teams must meet Dubs head on

By Michael McMullan DERRY captain Conor Glass believes teams must go “head-to-head” with Dublin as opposed to any cautious approach of sitting back. Speaking after Sunday’s dramatic penalty shootout win over the All-Ireland champions secured a first league title since 2008, Glass commented about the enjoyable nature of the blockbuster. In a week when former […]

Monaghan not taking Woods’ appeal any further

By Michael McMullan MONAGHAN are planning for Sunday’s Ulster Championship preliminary round visit of Cavan without Andrew Woods. The Inniskeen front man was sent off by Niall Cullen for a strike in the Farney County’s final league game against Mayo in Clones. The one-match suspension was upheld at last Thursday’s meeting of the GAA’s Centre […]

Ulster team of the league

WITH the dust settling on the National League finals, silverware foe Derry and Donegal and with the Ulster Championship on our doorstep, we have selected our team of Ulster players based on the league Niall Morgan (Tyrone) Morgan made some vital saves and acted as a playmaker as Tyrone secured their top flight status. Conor […]

Derry v Dublin preview: A marker for summer

NFL Division One final Derry v Dublin Sunday, Croke Park, 4pm By Michael McMullan FROM the moment Derry decided to make seven changes to their team ahead of the Dubs’ visit to Celtic Park the interest in a potential rematch in the final ramped up. Now it’s here, when you delve through the noise of […]

Team news for Down’s Croke Park clash with Westmeath

By Michael McMullan CONOR Laverty has named an unchanged team for Saturday’s National League final against Westmeath at Croke Park (7.15pm). It’s a rematch of the recent drawn encounter in Mullingar when a late Ryan McEvoy points earned Down a share of the spoils. McEvoy is one of seven players to have started all of […]

GERARD O’KANE: Laying down a marker

WELL, the leagues have finished for all but eight teams who will compete in the finals this weekend. The other 24 teams have had a week off from league fixtures and planning, but it certainly will not have been a week off from county duty as the Championship is rolling around next weekend again. On […]