Widening hurling’s base

The race for the Liam McCarthy Cup has been a club of too few counties. Michael McMullan got the thoughts of some of those involved in hurling outside the elite on how to start closing the gap. WITH just four teams left in the race to put their ribbons on the Liam McCarthy Cup, Ulster’s […]

Tyrone and Kerry play their cards ahead of Croker clash

By Michael McMullan TYRONE have named their side for Saturday’s All-Ireland quarter-final date with reigning champions Kerry at Croke Park (3.45pm). Since Monday’s draw, it is a fixture that has gathered plenty of interest and formed part of a double header with Armagh v Monaghan which throws in at 6pm. Joint managers Feargal Logan and […]

All-Ireland quarter-final draws

By Michael McMullan THE draws for this weekend’s All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals has been made as the race for Sam Maguire hots up even more. There will a repeat of the 2021 final with champions Kerry set to face Tyrone. Armagh and Monaghan are set for an all-Ulster derby with Ulster champions Derry out against Cork […]

McCann unsure on future as Donegal hurling boss

DONEGAL hurling manager Mickey McCann has said that he is unsure whether or not he will continue in the role after their Nickey Rackard Cup final loss to Wicklow. Donegal led by 2-8 to 0-10 at the break, and it’s not an exaggeration to say they could have been further ahead. Wicklow manager Casey O’Brien […]

Derry come up short after the bravest of comebacks

Christy Ring Cup final Meath 1-23 Derry 1-21 By Michael McMullan MEATH had to fend off a stern Derry comeback to deny the Oakleafers a first Christy Ring Cup title in a game of two halves at Croke Park on Saturday afternoon. Advertisement It was the shootout between star men Cormac O’Doherty and James Regan […]

McGuigan’s heart set on Croke Park return

By Kieran Lynch WITH their All-Ireland Premier Junior Championship campaign starting this weekend, Armagh captain Michelle McGuigan is hoping that her side can go one step further than they did in each of the last two years. In both 2021 and 2022 the Orchard County reached the final of the competition and took to the […]

‘Home’ comforts

By Niall Gartland KICKING up stink about Dublin. It became a bit of a public sport for a few years there, but as they say, there’s no smoke without fire, right? At least they aren’t winning All-Irelands all around them these days (come on, it got boring) but you’ll likely have clocked Glenn Ryan’s comments […]