This weekend’s live GAA action

HERE is the live coverage you can tune into over the weekend. SATURDAY GAAGO:2pm – All-Ireland SFC clash of Cork and Roscommon. TG4: 2.30pm – All-Ireland MFC semi-final of Monaghan and Kerry. Advertisement GAAGO: 4.45pm – All-Ireland SFC meeting of Kildare and Monaghan. GAAGO: 7pm – All-Ireland group clash between Monaghan and Donegal. RTE2: 4pm […]

JOE BROLLY: Saving the national pastime

By Joe Brolly LIKE Freddie Kruger re-appearing at the window, the Cats never die. On Sunday, over the course of two electrifying hurling contests (are there any other sort?), I jumped up and sat down. I held my hands over my face. I shouted at the television. I groaned and twisted on the sofa. From […]

JOHN McMAHON: Over-training or under-training?

THE goal of training in general should be to do as much as possible, as often as possible and keep improving. Unfortunately, the reality of training is not so simple. While training does trigger positive adaptations and benefits performance in the long-term, this comes at the price of the breakdown of the body and impaired […]

DECLAN McCOY: The extreme weather conundrum

I’D like to start this week by thanking my cousin, Armagh’s Aoife McCoy, for a great day at her wedding. A sprained ankle on the dance floor was my punishment for trying to act the young fella. Luckily we got a dry day for it, which has not been the case recently. Every manager and […]

STEVEN POACHER: Knowledge is power as Newry coaching day looms large

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 […]

PAURIC GRIMES: Polling the difference 

IF you’re a regular on Twitter you might have caught at the start of the week I put up a poll for retired players. I wanted to know which they felt made the biggest difference in their ability to get the most from their training, having a clear team goal or having a non-negotiable training […]

Six County Title’s up for decision over Ulster today

Six county titles will be decided today over the province of Ulster with the Derry, Tyrone, Cavan, Antrim, Donegal and Armagh finals taking place. At Healy Park, Killyclogher and Coalisland will meet in a repeat of the 2016 championship final which the Killyclogher men won after a replay, throw in at Omagh is 4pm. In […]