JOHNNY McINTOSH: What’s the future plan?

SUNDAY’S beating at the hands of Limerick was disappointing but I think the squad depth was the biggest concern for Antrim. There’s a lot of work going into the senior hurling team and I appreciate that, but ultimately as a county we aren’t putting enough effort into developing our underage teams and it all stems […]

ULSTER GAA: Progressing infrastructure needs

HISTORICALLY GAA clubs have been the masters of getting the job done, with or without external funding. Clubs should view external funding as a possible contributor to the overall club fundraising matrix; made-up of internal fundraising, volunteer-time and so on. Regardless of what funding is available currently, or what is likely to open in the […]

PAUDIE KISSANE: Development is a journey

THE importance of GAA for kids’ development and enjoyment has been in the news once again this week for the wrong reasons. Coaching and playing structures for under age GAA clubs is much improved from when I started with the playing of more games and blitzes and training from u-6 up. When I was seven […]

Build it and they will come

By Michael McMullan WHEN GAA President Larry McCarthy officially opens Ballerin’s new Community Hub on Sunday, it marks another chapter in the club’s history. Seventy-eight years after Paddy Deighan, Barney McNicholl and Harry Mullan brought GAA to Ballerin, the Sarsfields’ impressive facilities have a state of the art hub to top off their latest development […]