The bench mark in the race for Sam

By Michael McMullan MUCH has been made of the impact teams have off the bench. Here are the tallies of the 16 teams in the Sam Maguire race. The scoring returns are based on players who started on the bench across all their games in the league and championship season. Advertisement The facts were taken […]

Galway edge Donegal to book final spot with Armagh

All-Ireland SFC semi-final Donegal 0-15 Galway 1-14 By Michael McMullan Two late scores saw Galway into an All-Ireland final meeting with Armagh after a titanic battle with Donegal in Croke Park yesterday. Advertisement The sides were level 10 times before the Connacht champions pushed on for victory. Galway were out of the blocks with points […]

McGuinness’ men can overcome Tribe test

By Shaun Casey WHEN Jim McGuinness made his long-awaited return to the Donegal hotseat ahead of the 2024 season, Tir Chonaill fans began to dream. Could he repeat the heroics of 2011 and take a team that was lost in the abyss and create an All-Ireland contender out of them? Outsiders may have had their […]

McHugh isn’t expecting a game for the purists

By Shaun Casey MARK McHugh isn’t expecting a classic when Donegal and Galway lock horns on Sunday, with a spot in the All-Ireland final up for grabs. It could be cagey, it could be slow, and it might not be a game for the purists. Donegal are hoping to reach the showpiece for the first […]

Howard shocked but happy with Cluxton return

By Michael McMullan WHEN Stephen Cluxton walked through the doors of the Parnell Park dressing room in the middle of last year’s championship, Brian Howard thought it was a windup. Fast forward to the All-Ireland final and when Kerry dropped off Howard, the Raheny man became Cluxton and Dublin’s kick-out pathway to get a hold […]

Murry hails “huge asset” Mallon

FORMER Down stay Niamh Mallon has been hailed as “a huge asset” by Galway manager Cathal Murray after her player of the match performance in Galway’s 3-19 to 0-7 victory over Clare at Kenny Park, Athenry on Saturday. The result confirmed the westerners’ qualification to the knockout stages of the Glen Dimplex All-Ireland senior camogie […]

Monaghan face uphill battle against Galway

By Shaun Casey HEADING into the final quarters of their respective final round games last weekend, the chances of Galway and Monaghan meeting at this stage of the season looked extremely unlikely, verging on impossible. Galway were comfortably controlling their own destiny against Armagh, leading by five points before crumbling and surrendering that margin. That […]

Armagh can claim top spot says McEvoy

ALL-IRELAND SFC ROUND THREE Armagh v Galway Sunday, Markievicz Park, 1.45pm By Shaun Casey IN their last two championship meetings, Armagh and Galway have served up so much drama and excitement that this weekend’s highly-anticipated clash has already got ‘game of the season’ contender written all over it. Extra-time, penalties, melees, goals, late winners. You name […]