JOE BROLLY: Galway v Clifford


THE Dublin empire has fallen, replaced by a democracy of flawed challengers. Tyrone came out of the blue to win it last year. When they did, it was so mentally overwhelming for them that they were unable to recover in time to defend their title. They were a ghost team this season, walloped by Derry […]


The Man in the Middle


Corduff whistler Pat McEnaney has seen it all and done it all. He talks to Shaun Casey about an eventful officiating career. PAT McEnaney was the man in the middle the last time Kerry and Galway clashed on All-Ireland final day and this Sunday Ulster will once again be represented as the two great counties […]


Ulster referees appointed for Croke Park Ladies finals


CAVAN’S Maggie Farrelly has been named as referee for the All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football final between Meath and Kerry on Sunday week. It follows on from Tyrone’s Sean Hurson appointment of Sunday’s men’s final between Galway and Kerry. It’s a second final for the Laragh United referee, after being in the middle for the famous […]


Croke Park heartbreak for Donegal as Emma Duggan drags Meath into another decider


All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football semi-final Meath 0-12 Donegal 1-7 By Daire Walsh IT was heartbreak for Donegal at Croke Park on Saturday as Emma Duggan ‘s late heroics, for the second weekend running, shot defending champions Meath into another final with a thrilling victory at Croke Park. Advertisement Following her last-gasp point to earn the Royals […]


Champions must be at the “top of their game” against Donegal


By Michael McMullan EMMA Duggan kicked Meath’s winning score to set up Saturday’s Croke Park showdown with Donegal, but she insists the Royals must be “on top of their game.” She notched two points in Meath’s 2-8 to 1-9 win over Donegal in the Division One League decider back in April. “I remember celebrating afterwards, […]


Gallagher: Royal’s All-Ireland victory has inspired chasing pack


All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship semi-final Donegal v Meath Saturday, Croke Park, 4pm AFTER 350 days out with a cruciate ligament injury, Edel Gallagher got the call from Maxi Curran for Donegal’s quarter-final win over Dublin. Advertisement Hannah Tyrrell needed curbed and Gallagher was handed the role in her 100th game for the county. Renowned […]