GList: Shooting the lights out

We take a look at the top scorers in Ulster since the start of the 2024 season… 1. Shane McGuigan (2-61) DERRY star Shane McGuigan tops the scoring rankings nearly four months into the season with 2-61 to his name across the McKenna Cup and National Football League. McGuigan was named at full-forward in last […]

JOE BROLLY: A PhD in Gaelic football

DUBLIN’S opening two boring defeats in the league prompted me to ask the question, “Why won’t they kick the ball in to Con O’Callaghan?” For those games, he was a peripheral presence, tracking back and tackling round the middle third, taking a hand-pass at the last minute in a crowded defence. What a waste. Like […]

Oisin savours memorable Sigerson success

By Niall Gartland OISIN McCann brought his name to the attention of a national audience with a seismic performance in Ulster University’s Sigerson Cup final triumph over UCD last Wednesday evening in Tralee. The Killyclogher midfielder earned deserved plaudits for a display that exemplified all that is good about modern midfield play. There was high […]

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 […]