JOE BROLLY: David, Pat and Ervin

I INTERVIEWED David Gough at the weekend, our greatest referee. He supports my four new rules. Q. The sweeper is the real game killer? A. It is. It has become an awful boring game to watch Joe. Even to referee. It is dreadful. I wouldn’t go to watch a football match now and I used […]

Taking root – the challenges and successes of building a new club

With the club championship season well under way, Michael McMullan spoke to some of Ulster’s youngest clubs about their challenges and successes. East Belfast (Down) FOUNDERS David McGreevy and Richard Maguire were married into East Belfast and a desire for their kids to play Gaelic games planted a seed. One Sunday morning in 2020, David […]

Derry to host World GAA Games

DERRY has been confirmed as the host city for the 2023 GAA World Games. The five-day event will feature matches over four days in the Derry centre of excellence in Owenbeg from July 24-27 next summer, with a day of finals taking place in Croke Park on July 28. Planning has commenced for the event […]

Strabane starting from scratch

By Shaun Casey “IT’S a rebuilding process,” says Strabane hurling secretary Chris McDaid as the club are targeting underage growth which they hope will blossom into a senior team in the near future. “It’s a rebuilding process. The club been in existence for a long time, 40 odd years, but over the past ten we’ve struggled to […]

Forbes glad Derry minors are rediscovering their true identity

All-Ireland Minor Football Championship semi-final Derry v Galway Saturday, Parnell Park, 1pm By Michael McMullan DERRY minors bounced back from their Ulster final defeat and are now one hour away from a third All-Ireland final at the grade in six seasons. Martin Boyle’s side face Galway on Saturday and vice-captain Ruairi Forbes insists their 4-8 […]

Armagh keep on track for league final place

A GOAL from Andrew Murnin helped Armagh’s chances of reaching the Division One final in a 1-12 to 0-10 win in a monsoon at the Athletic Grounds on Saturday night. Their win takes them level with Mayo in second place behind Kerry who defeated Mayo in Tralee with a late free from David Clifford. Murnin […]

Breffni County on cusp of promotion berth

National Football League Division Four Cavan v Tipperary Sunday, Kingspan Breffni, 2pm By Niall Gartland CAVAN stand alone at the top of Division Four and can secure promotion with two games to spare if they do the business against third placed Tipperary this Sunday. The Breffni County boast an unblemished record after four rounds of […]