Feature – The alphabet of 2023

As we look towards a new season of GAA action, Michael McMullan casts his mind back over some of the moments 2023 had to offer. ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS With Rachael Merry to the fore, Granemore shot their way to the All-Ireland Junior Camogie Championship at the weekend to bring the curtain down on a successful three-year […]

SHANE RICE: Maximizing performance: The power of tactical and gym periodization in sports training

IN the realm of sports coaching, the concept of tactical and gym periodization stands as a strategic cornerstone for optimising team performance. As we gear up for the 2024 season, understanding and implementing this method can significantly elevate our club team’s prowess. Tactical and gym periodization revolves around finely dividing the season into distinct phases, […]

Meenagh pays tribute to Benny Heron as he calls time on Oakleaf career

By Michael McMullan BENNY Heron was one of the most valued members of Derry’s back-to-back winning team, was “massively respected” within the group and has the potential to have a successful career as a coach. That’s the opinion of Ciarán Meenagh, who coached and managed Derry on their rise from Division Four to Ulster glory […]

Liam Peoples: A true Gael

By Michael McMullan IRREPLACEABLE. It’s just one word, but I heard it repeatedly by a handful of Claudy officials at Liam’s wake. That’s how they describe him. It was a community in a state of shock when the news broke last weekend. Advertisement As a goalkeeper in Derry’s team that reached the 1981 All-Ireland minor […]

This weekend’s action on the box

Here is where you can watch this weekend’s GAA action… SATURDAY TG4: 4.30pm – GAA Beo Live coverage of the first All-Ireland Ladies Championship semi-final between Kerry and Mayo in Thurles. TG4: 7.15pm -GAA Beo Live coverage of the second All-Ireland Ladies Championship semi-final between Cork and Dublin at Semple Stadium. Advertisement RTÉ2: 9.30pm -Up […]

Gaelic Life Team of the Week

HERE are our star performers from another weekend of action… 1 RORY BEGGAN Monaghan Nervy start followed by three scores and some excellent restarts. 2 RYAN WYLIE Monaghan Advertisement Defended like his life depended on it in the semi. 3 KILLIAN LAVELLE Monaghan Dropped back to shut out Con O’Callaghan and had a superb first […]

GAA statement on Media Rights

The GAA have released a statement On Tuesday May 9th, VMTV (Virgin Media Television) issued a statement that called into question the integrity of the GAA Media Rights process. The statement contained several factual errors and misleading comments. The GAA contacted VMTV and requested that they correct their statement. Since this has not been forthcoming, […]

White: “It’s always nice to see the home club do well”

Luke White speaks about the teams and players he has faced Name: Luke White. Age: 28. Teams played for: St Martin’s (Wexford), Carndonagh (Donegal) and Donegal. Advertisement Who are your main rivals? Buncrana (club) and Tyrone (county). Which opposition ground do you like playing on and why? St Eunans, O’Donnell Park. Which opposition ground do […]

JOE BROLLY: What the hell is going on?

A RECENT circular was emailed from GAA HQ to every club and county delivering a cruel corporate message. “Ard Comhairle bulletin 25ú Márta 2023 Meetings of An Coiste Bainistíochta and Ard Chomhairle took place last night and today respectively. The following decision was taken: To prohibit the promotion of charities, campaigns etc on playing gear; […]

PAUDIE KISSANE: Something has to be done to ease burnout

CONSIDERING the time of year with third level competitions near completion, player welfare or burnout is to the forefront of much discussion. It’s interesting at inter county level we have some players who in January and February, will have their most congested games schedule. In contrast we have other panel players who were in pre-season […]