Will it be another Glen footballer that comes up trumps in our coveted Men’s Footballer of the Year award? This award is sponsored by Tyrone Trailers and is in association with Ulster GAA. Last year it was tigerish defender Ryan Dougan who fended off stiff competition to land the prized individual award, and he’s in […]

NOMINEES: Mens Football Manager of the Year

Below are the nominees for the 2023 Mens Football Manager of the Year sponsored by Cavanagh Kelly. Find out more about this year’s shortlisted nominees below. Malachy O’Rourke – Glen Kilcoo after extra time, and Kilmacud Crokes in last year’s final are the only teams to have beaten Glen in championship football in O’Rourke’s three-year […]

Midfield pairing “pivotal” for Arva says O’Reilly

By Shaun Casey ARVA’S midfield duo Ciarán Brady and Tristan Noack Hofman were hugely inspirational in the second half of Sunday’s All-Ireland Junior final and helped the Cavan men carry home the trophy, says manager Finbar O’Reilly. The Ulster champions trailed by three at the half-time interval, but the midfield pair really kicked into gear […]

Arva crowned All-Ireland Junior champions

Arva 0-13 Listowel 0-10 A superb second half display saw Cavan side Arva claim the All-Ireland Intermediate title at Corke Park against Kerry’s Listowel Emmets. Listowel were the better team in the opening period and opened up a three-point margin minutes before the break thanks to a David Keane point. Arva struck one back through […]

Brady keen to grasp All-Ireland opportunity

By Niall Gartland DON’T let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low. Arva captain Ciaran Brady knows all about it. His playing career at both club and county has been of the unpredictable variety, it’s fair to say. With Cavan, he pocketed an Ulster medal in 2020, their first provincial triumph in […]

Arva keen to keep pedal to the floor

By Niall Gartland NOT to put too fine a point on it but Arva have essentially cantered their way to Saturday’s All-Ireland Junior Championship semi-final against Kildare side Milltown. They have played 11 championship games en route to the last four of the All-Ireland with a winning average of 12 points, but manager Finbar O’Reilly […]

Next challenge for Ulster Junior champions Arva

By Niall Gartland ULSTER Junior Champions Arva will embark on the next step of their adventure as they host London-based Wandsworth Gaels in Saturday’s Twinning final at Kingspan Breffni. For all intents and purposes an All-Ireland Junior Championship quarter-final, Arva will be confident that they can progress further in the competition having blazed a trail […]

Arva hoping to land their first ever provincial title

By Niall Gartland ARVA have barely sustained a scratch en route to Saturday’s Ulster Junior Championship final against Blackhill. They cruised through the Cavan Championship and it’s been a similar story in Ulster, claiming comfortable victories over Ballymaguigan and Lisnaskea in recent weeks. For what it’s worth, they played Division One football in Cavan this […]

Experienced heads driving high standards at Blackhill

By Niall Gartland BLACKHILL are counting down the days to their third Ulster Junior Championship final appearance in less than a decade, but don’t be mistaken into thinking that they’re somehow undeserving of another final berth. The Monaghan side reached the final in 2016, losing out to the Rock from Tyrone, before making amends three […]

Lisnaskea goalkeeper McCaffrey happy with underdogs tag

By Mark McGoldrick LISNASKEA goalkeeper Ethan McCaffrey knows that his side is going to be up against it when they take on the fancied Arva in Saturday’s Ulster Junior Football Championship semi-final, but it’s a challenge that the Emmett’s shot-stopper and his teammates are relishing. “A lot of people might see us as underdogs and […]