Shining lights of 2023

Teams of the Year are always up for debate with those that are close to selection. Michael McMullan makes his stab at it. 1 – Shane Ryan (Kerry) BEATEN by a deflected goal in the final, but had another solid season between the posts. Advertisement Make the game-winning save against Derry in the semi-final and […]

JACK MADDEN: Lesser Spotted Ulster

HANNAH Tyrell has earned the privilege of becoming the final hero of the 2023 inter-county season. The former Ireland international will have the Rugby World Cup to keep herself amused during the off season. That and a seven-week-old child. The dust begins to settle, and those heroics will slowly fizzle out of relevance. The tumbleweed […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: The stars of ‘23

NOW that the dust has settled and before we head into the club championship season, I took time out to reflect and here is my football team of the year. 1 Stephen Cluxton (Dublin) The single most important reason Dublin managed to win the All-Ireland. His calmness and kick-outs are a joy to watch. Nothing […]

Four Ulster sides in Monday’s All-Ireland draw

By Michael McMullan THERE will be four Ulster teams in Monday morning’s All-Ireland draw after Monaghan’s 1-11 to 0-13 win over Kildare on Saturday. Conor McCarthy’s late winner was the key score in a game the Farney men battled back in. Tyrone also secured their place in the quarter-finals with a Darragh Canavan-inspired performance to […]