Patience paying off for Farry


By Niall Gartland ALL the hard work is paying off for Omagh CBS half-back Nathan Farry, an immensely skilled footballer who hasn’t had it all his own way in this year’s campaign. Farry suffered a significant sprain to his ACL last autumn that ruled him out of the MacRory Cup group stages, but he bided […]


Croker the perfect place to start says Mone


By Shaun Casey THERE’S nowhere else in the country Monaghan would rather start their National League campaign than in Croke Park, insists former Farney football Dessie Mone, speaking on this week’s Gaelic Lives Podcast. Monaghan kick-start their tenth successive season in the topflight, while Dublin return to Division One football having claimed the Division Two league […]


Flanagan’s wide smile of victory


By Michael McMullan TIARNAN Flanagan’s smile always seems to be wider than everyone else’s and Sunday was no different. It was beaming and befitted the first hour as an All-Ireland champion. From the moment he walked out of the Glen dressing room door, he looked like a man walking on air. That’s because he was. […]


ULSTER GAA: The club borrowing process


THE Comhairle Uladh borrowing process is the process by which units of the Association seek the permission of the relevant body to borrow funds for capital development from financial institutions. This process is required to ensure all units adhere to the rules of the Association when the unit borrows money either from a bank or […]


Glen gaze at the final step


All-Ireland Club SFC final Glen v St Brigid’s Sunday, Croke Park, 3.30pm (Live on TG4) By Michael McMullan A WALK through the overjoyed Glen fans, collectively basking in the glory of eventually seeing off Kilmacud Crokes, told it all. There was plenty of joy and colour amidst the green flare smoke but there was hardly […]


Glen’s upward curve


By Michael McMullan EMMETT Bradley encapsulates the Glen story that still dreams of the magical chapter last year’s campaign failed to fully write. Alongside Michael Warnock, also present at Monday night’s press night, he is young enough to have played his part as they began their dominance of minor football but old enough to reflect […]


Feature – The alphabet of 2023


As we look towards a new season of GAA action, Michael McMullan casts his mind back over some of the moments 2023 had to offer. ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS With Rachael Merry to the fore, Granemore shot their way to the All-Ireland Junior Camogie Championship at the weekend to bring the curtain down on a successful three-year […]


“It felt as though the whole of Donegal was in Croke Park”


FORMER Donegal star Martin McElhinney looks back at some of the big moments from his player career and games he has watched down the years… Name: Martin McElhinney Teams played for: Naomh Micheal, Donegal, DCU, Queens University. Current involvement: Still playing with my club Naomh Michael, managing our u-14 team too. Advertisement Which club game, […]


OISIN DUDDY: A journey to the Hogan Stand steps


Gaelic Life placement student Oisin Duddy has fond memories of winning an All-Ireland U-20 hurling title at Croke Park WHEN my club Na Magha lost to Setanta in the Ulster Junior Championship semi-final I thought my season was over, but in a way I was glad because we had a tough season and needed the break. Then that […]


Shamrock Blossom: Loughgiel’s 1983 story


Forty years ago, Loughgiel won their historic first All-Ireland hurling title. At the heart of their team was PJ O’Mullan snr at full-back and captain Niall Patterson between the posts. Michael McMullan went to meet them. Here is the story… LOUGHGIEL is buzzing. The tea, scones and hurling chat are all in full flow. Carl […]