The jockeying for positions begins

By Michael McMullan WITH an in-form Donegal having a bye this weekend, the rest of Group A will look to keep the pressure on. In a change of format from last season, there is the added jeopardy of only second and third placed teams qualifying for the knock-out stages. Like the u-20 championship, the top […]

Dromintee braced for historic Paul McGirr appearance

THIS Dromintee team, who take on Carryduff in Sunday’s semi-final of the Paul McGirr tournament, has already created some history for the south Armagh club. In July 2022 they won the club’s first All-Ireland Féile title and in reaching the Paul McGirr tournament, they have become the first St Patrick’s male side to reach a provincial competition […]

Armagh appoint new minor boss

ARMAGH All-Ireland winner Aidan O’Rourke has been ratified as the county’s new minor football manager. As reported by Gaelic Life, O’Rourke was the frontrunner to take over from outgoing boss Brendan Hughes. The Dromintee man was appointed at Monday night’s meeting of Armagh GAA and will lead a management team of Stefan Forker (Maghery), Chris […]

McGuinness the right man to lead Donegal say Ireland skipper

By Shaun Casey REPUBLIC of Ireland skipper and Donegal native Seamus Coleman has backed Jim McGuinness as the right man to lead the county forward. McGuinness has been appointed Donegal manager for a second time and will serve a three-year term with the option of a fourth. The Naomh Conaill clubman guided Donegal to an […]


By Shaun Casey THIS weekend, Donegal and Monaghan renew a rivalry that started ten years ago when they emerged as the two best teams in the province, following over a decade of dominance from Armagh and Tyrone. During a four-year span, the two counties clashed on five occasions with both teams winning two along with […]

Donegal name team for Monaghan showdown

By Michael McMullan DONEGAL have named their team for Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC clash with Ulster rivals Monaghan (2pm O’Neills Healy Park). There is a first start for captain Patrick McBrearty since being replaced at half -time at the same venue when Donegal faced Tyrone in the league earlier in the season. The Kilcar man had […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: It’s time for the summer to catch fire

EVENTUALLY, after, let’s face it, a few weeks of dead rubber games the championship should catch fire this weekend. I think it’s fair to say that the structure definitely needs tweaking, but having said that, the powers that be should be allowed the time to make these alterations moving forward. Personally, I think the championship […]