Champions face Kilcar as the title race gets real

By Michael McMullan REIGNING champions Naomh Conaill have been handed a tough draw against Kilcar for this weekend’s quarter-finals. With the draw not seeded, the top four teams from the group stages were drawn against each other. Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon, the only team to have won all four group games, are out against St Eunan’s. […]

Golden Oldies

By Shaun Casey Antrim – Paddy Cunningham (Lámh Dhearg) Cunningham made a stunning return for Antrim during Enda McGinley’s era and helped the Saffron’s climb out of the bottom division. That was in 2021 and two years on, Cunningham, one of the most accurate attackers in Antrim football, is still plying his trade at club […]

Feature on GAA’s targetmen – The bear in the square

Like double denim, the big man on the edge of the square seemed to have had its day, but something is changing in football and the target man returning. Shaun Casey writes… HOW often do you hear ‘kick it in’ at a football game? It’s probably the most used phrase in GAA circles, or at […]

Derry u-20s strong favourites to progress in semi-final clash

By Niall Gartland A ROW was averted earlier this week when the Ulster GAA decided to pull forward Derry u-20’s Ulster Championship semi-final clash against Donegal, thus permitting their five senior inter-county players to line out in the Oakleafers’ upcoming provincial opener against Fermanagh. The game was initially scheduled for the middle of next week, […]

Staying up is crucial for Donegal says McGee

By Frank Craig EAMON McGee reckons Donegal have all the tools necessary to shape their championship season in the right fashion. The 2012 All-Ireland winner believes their previous league win over Tyrone in Ballybofey not only answered some critics, but that the victory over the All-Ireland champions will have also provided the squad with a serious […]