The best of the rest

Shaun Casey has a go at naming an alternative All-Star football team looking back at some of the big performers from this season… 1 Shane Ryan (Kerry) Ryan enjoyed an excellent season for Kerry and would have been picking up his second All-Star award this season but for the exploits of Dublin legend Stephen Cluxton. […]

Open Season

1 Shane McGuigan 2-50 THE championship’s top scorer overall was also the key man from open play in a season to remember for Derry. Three of his tally came in Ederney on the opening day in the McKenna Cup against Fermanagh and the notched the same against the Kingdom in Croke Park. He hit 2-5 […]


KEVIN CASSIDY: Christmas comes early for football fans

CHRISTMAS has arrived a little early for us Gaels with this weekend’s games as the All-Ireland race will be cut down to the last four standing. If you had picked these fixtures, you couldn’t have done a better job. When the draw was announced on Monday, I think that every GAA person in the country […]

Tyrone dismantle Donegal to make the quarter-finals

DONEGAL 0-13 TYRONE 1-18 TYRONE cruised into the quarter-finals of the All-Ireland Senior Championship by virtue of an emphatic eight point victory over old adversaries Donegal on Saturday night in Ballybofey. The Red Hands bossed proceedings for the most part, a goal in the early stages from Ruairi Canavan providing them with the platform to […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: We have lift off!

AS expected, last weekend‘s games sprung this year‘s championship into life and now it sets us up for a couple of cracking contests this week. When working out the permutations of who could possibly meet each other and who might top the groups, I don’t think that any of us would have predicted last weekend’s […]

Gaelic Life Team of the Week

AFTER another weekend of action check out the latest Gaelic Life Team of the Week…. 1 SHAUN PATTON Donegal Some brilliant restarts, good under the high ball and pinged over a monster free late on. 2 AIDAN FORKER Armagh Advertisement Stood up against Galway, and kicked a couple of wonder scores too. 3 BRENDAN MCCOLE […]

Tyrone survive late rally frtom 14-man Armagh

Tyrone 0-13 Armagh 0-11 TYRONE made hard enough work of yesterday’s All-Ireland group stage clash against Armagh in O’Neill’s Healy Park but nonetheless will be pleased to get points on the board ahead of their third and final round robin match against Westmeath in a fortnight’s time. The Red Hands were in cruise control early […]

Dream debuts

Ryan O’Toole It was fairy-tale stuff from O’Toole. He ignored all his natural instincts that screamed to fist the ball over the bar. Instead, the Scotstown clubman fired the ball low and hard, between the legs of Tyrone ’keeper Niall Morgan, to secure a famous win for Vinny Corey’s men and see them through to […]