Tyrone bidding to make history in Buncrana Cup Final

By Niall Gartland TYRONE U16 manager Lorcan Martin believes it would be a fitting reflection of the county’s strength at underage level if they become the first ever team to retain the Buncrana Cup in Saturday’s final against Armagh. The Buncrana Cup is a respected and established competition that was set up in memory of […]

STEVEN POACHER: Scanning for small improvements

AS we enter the off season for coaches, I suppose it is important we all critically reflect on the past year and what we did well as coaches, what things didn’t go so well and how can we improve both individually and collectively within a group environment. This is a time of year for coaches […]

Bridging the gap

THERE has been much debate in the GAA over age groups, fixtures, burnout and changes. Michael McMullan got the views of coaches on their key issues. Enda McGinley FORMER Tyrone star and Antrim manager Enda McGinley managed his club Errigal Ciaran to back-to-back minor championships when the age grade was still u-18. He believes the […]

STEVEN POACHER: Learn while recharging batteries

IT’S around this time of the year that most coaches are close to finishing off their respective seasons across the province, whether that be with an underage or a senior team. Unless you are involved in the latter stages of championship semi-finals or finals, your season is coming to a close. A lot of coaches […]

Antrim set to name Andy McEntee as their new manager

By Michael McMullan FORMER Meath manager Andy McEntee is set to be named as the new Antrim senior boss, taking over from Enda McGinley who stepped down after the Saffrons’ exit from the Tailteann Cup. McEntee, a former Meath minor boss, won an All-Ireland Club title with Dublin’s Ballyboden St Enda’s and stepped down from […]

Antrim dealt defensive blow ahead of championship opener

By Michael McMullan ANTRIM have been dealt a blow ahead of this weekend’s Ulster Senior Championship opener with Cavan with the news of Ricky Johnston’s decision to opt out of the panel, Gaelic Life can reveal. Having already lost goalkeeper – and fellow Creggan player – Oisin Kerr to the USA, the loss of Johnston […]

Errigal have ‘clear intention’ of working towards change of underage grades

ERRIGAL Ciaran have a ‘clear intention’ of working towards change in the GAA’s underage grades despite their motion being defeated at last weekend’s Congress in Mayo. The motion, also endorsed in media circles by Vice Chairman Peter Canavan and current Antrim manager Enda McGinley, called for a change of wording in the GAA Official Guide […]

Antrim GAA: End of season review

By Michael McMullan On the way up THREE one-point victories in Division Four defined Enda McGinley’s first season as Antrim senior football manager, setting up a crunch semi-final with Waterford that saw them promoted to the third tier ahead of the new season. In the scorching heat at Fraher Field, Antrim held the Deise scoreless […]