McGourty: Down hoping to build on latest Ulster success

By Michael McMullan CATHERINE McGourty picked up her fourth Ulster medal on Saturday and already has an eye on the All-Ireland campaign, which begins with the visit of Clare next month. McGourty won her first medal at centre forward on their 2005 winning team, hitting two points on a day Karen Gribbin bagged two goals […]

CATHERINE McGOURTY: Integration must come sooner rather than later

THE sooner that the integration of the LGFA and Camogie Associations with the GAA takes place the better. As a female player and coach over the past 10 years, I have heard of numerous occasions where camogs and ladies footballers have had to choose between a camogie championship game and football championship game just because they […]

CATHERINE McGOURTY: The usual suspects

IT’S that time of year again when we begin to see county finals take place across the country. Around the Ulster scene so far we have seen Crosserlough crowned champions of Cavan, Granemore are top dogs in Armagh and Loughgiel declared Antrim champions. Eglish will also represent Tyrone in Ulster while Sleacht Néill aim to […]

CATHERINE McGOURTY: Rising standards – Ulster camogie is breaking new ground  

I HAVE been very privileged over the past five years to be involved in what I believe is the rising standards of camogie in Ulster. We currently see both Antrim and Down playing at senior inter-country level with Derry narrowly beaten in the Intermediate semi-final. Then in the Junior final, we saw Armagh battle it […]

CATHERINE MCGOURTY: Deciding when the time is right to go

By Catherine McGourty AS a player you have probably heard many people say to you, “play for as long as you can” or “ you are a long time retired” or “ you will miss it when you finish”. For me all of these points are very valid, but I am now at the stage […]

CATHERINE MCGOURTY: The advantages of playing at home

1930 – Uruguay, 1934 – Italy, 1966 – England, 1974 – West Germany, 1978 – Argentina, 1998 – France. I think anyone reading this piece that is interested in sport will recognise that the years identified are World Cup years and the winners from the competition in that year. What I also find interesting is […]