Monaghan to face a Royal exam to keep season alive


ALL-IRELAND SFC ROUND THREE MONAGHAN V MEATH Sunday, Kingspan Breffni Park, 3pm By Niall McCoy STATISTICALLY speaking, Monaghan are sitting joint bottom of the 2024 form chart – but they still only require a point against Meath at Kingspan Breffni on Sunday to reach the All-Ireland knock-out stages. Vinny Corey’s side started the 2024 league […]


Gaelic Life team of the week


AFTER another weekend of action across all codes, here is our latest Gaelic Life Team of the Week. Armagh and Donegal left it late in the opening rounds of the All-Ireland Ladies Championship. There were wins for Derry and Armagh in the All-Ireland minor quarter-finals. At club level, we had some fine performances across Ulster. […]


STEVEN POACHER: Subs are vital in modern game


AFTER Armagh’s hugely impressive win over Derry in Celtic Park last weekend, Oisin O’Neill and brother Rian spoke about the impact the Armagh bench has been making this year. When Conleith Gilligan was appointed coach, the first thing he did was forensically examine the statistics and impact that the subs were having on games,. He felt the […]


Donegal earn share of the spoils against Kerry


 TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship Donegal 1-6  Kerry 0-9  By Frank Craig  DONEGAL pegged back Kerry in MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey as Susanne White held her nerve late on to split the spoils in this TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship Group 2 opener. Advertisement In dreadful conditions, nothing separated the sides at half-time as a Caoimhe Keon […]


Preview: Donegal’s Rebel mission


All-Ireland SFC Cork v Donegal Saturday, Páirc Uí Rinn, 2.30pm By Michael McMullan GROUND zero. That’s where Donegal manager Jim McGuinness took his side in the immediate aftermath of Saturday’s win over Tyrone. On the face of it, their 0-21 to 0-14 win and the efficiency in front of the posts was matched by their […]


Gaelic Life team of the week


AFTER another weekend of action across all codes, here is our latest Gaelic Life Team of the Week. Donegal saw off Tyrone to keep their bandwagon on the road ahead of their trip to Cork and Armagh got back to winning ways against Westmeath. Derry camogs bounced back from their Ulster final defeat to turn […]


PATRICK MORRISON: Get your feet right


By Patrick Morrison WHENEVER I am coaching, one of the most common questions I am asked is ‘what is the most important aspect of being a goalkeeper?’ My answer is always the same. There is no one aspect that is more significant than any other as mastery of the position needs a competent level of […]


GERARD O’KANE: It’s crunch time


MY last column opened with the lines “what a difference four weeks makes!” This was in reference to Derry losing to Donegal after beating Dublin in an exhilarating game four weeks previous to that. Derry had gone from such a high to a low in the space of four weeks that it led to wall-to-wall coverage. There […]