Ulster teams among schools from 10 different counties bidding for All-Ireland glory

SCHOOLS from Armagh, Cavan Donegal and Monaghan were among those gathered at Croke Park on Wednesday ahead of six eagerly-anticipated 2024 Lidl All-Ireland Post-Primary Schools Finals. The Junior A, B and C Finals are scheduled for the coming weekend, with the Senior Finals taking place next week. The LGFA and competition sponsors, Lidl Ireland, are […]

Ballinascreen’s taming of the All-Ireland champions

Fifty years ago, Ballinascreen were Derry senior champions. Former Derry star Brendan Kelly was a key member of their winning team. Michael McMullan went to meet him… BRENDAN Kelly’s facial expression says it all. He just loves talking football. As a back-to-back Ulster winner with Derry in the mid-seventies, the game has treated him well. There […]

Captain Canavan recalls a milestone season

By Barry O’Donnell DESPITE the passage of time memories of that halcyon summer campaign are still vivid. It’s 20 years exactly today (September 28th 2003 ) since the famine ended with Tyrone laying claim to its first ever All-Ireland senior football title. A 0-12 to 0-9 triumph over defending champions and old adversaries Armagh in […]

All-Ireland ladies fixtures announced

THE fixture details for this weekend’s All-Ireland Ladies championships have been announced. While the intermediate quarter-final line-ups have been finalised, there is still much to play for at senior and junior level. All games at 2pm unless stated  Saturday July 1  Advertisement TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship Group 1 Mayo v Laois; Hastings Insurance MacHale […]

Derry v Galway – who will win the tactical battle?

Compiled by Michael McMullan THE STORY SO FAR Derry SINCE their hammering in the League to Galway, Derry upped the ante and everything they’ve touched has turned to gold. Advertisement Missing out on promotion was a bitter pill to swallow, but they spent their five post-League weeks wisely. Training was ramped up and their margin […]

All-Stars feature: Legends of the game

NIALL Gartland takes a look back at the some of the most decorated players to play the game, PAT SPILLANE (NINE ALL-STARS) PAT Spillane was an outstanding player in his day and is the only gaelic footballer to have won nine All-Stars. He made his debut during the 19734 league campaign, and over the course […]

A year still worth remembering for Armagh

By Shaun Casey WHEN Armagh fans reflect on the 2022 season just gone by, they’ll have fond memories as it was a year worth remembering. There may not have been any silverware to mark a memorable campaign, and it all ended in bitterly disappointing circumstances, but Kieran McGeeney’s men displayed an ability to mix it with […]