JOE BROLLY: Winners and losers

SUNDAY’S final was a fascinating study in winning and losing. I thought back to 1993 and what was in our minds throughout that season. The best way to describe it is that we were like the human cannonball at the circus. He climbs into the cannon. Gets shot out of it. Hits (hopefully) the safety net. […]

The northern nights: The team of the Ulster SFC

The dust has settled on the Ulster Championship with Donegal taking the title after another dramatic encounter. Michael McMullan names his team of the championship. 1 Shaun Patton (Donegal) IT’S hard to look past him despite the competition for his spot and missing out against Tyrone with injury. His kick-outs and control of the square […]

Cool heads in Clones cauldron

By Michael McMullan YOU don’t need to be talking to Ciarán Thompson long before you realise where the ice-cool nature of slotting home the first penalty of Sunday’s Ulster shoot out comes from. It’s the way he talks. It’s hard to imagine him getting flustered and when he needs to swing his measured left peg […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: Donegal will feel invincible after Ulster triumph

I DID say last week that I expected Donegal to be crowned Ulster champions but I didn’t quite predict that they would do so in such dramatic fashion. I expected the game to be ultra-defensive. I know though both teams set up like this, but the quality of the scores taken was unbelievable by both […]

Colm McFadden: The buzz is back in Donegal

By Michael McMullan DONEGAL selector Colm McFadden knows a thing or two about Ulster finals. The St Michael’s clubman kicked four points when they ended a famine to land the county’s fifth Ulster title in 2011. His final act of that Clones showpiece was the final nail hammered into Derry. As the clock ticked towards […]

Gaelic Life team of the week

AFTER another weekend of action across all codes, here is our latest Gaelic Life Team of the Week. It took extra-time, every sinew and then penalties for Donegal to take an Ulster title against an Armagh team who offered so much. Tyrone u-20s continued their adventure, there was camogie final action with other Ulster teams […]

The Blaine game

By Shaun Casey THE Armagh goalkeeping position has been the subject of much debate in recent seasons. If truth be told, the Orchard County struggled to find a permanent replacement for Paul Hearty after the Crossmaglen man’s retirement in 2012. In the years that followed, many men guarded the goals for Armagh, but none really […]