GERARD O’KANE: Kilmacud should offer a replay

WELL, we are two days out from the start of the National League in 2023 and ideally I should be looking at some of the interesting ties ahead with all of the Ulster countries well placed in their respective divisions to be ultra-competitive but unfortunately that is not the major talking point of the GAA […]

Golden opportunity for Glen

All-Ireland Club SFC Final Glen v Kilmacud Crokes Sunday, Croke Park, 3.30pm By Niall Gartland IN a way, match previews are an exercise in futility. I mean, what sooth-sayer would have predicted that Kilcoo goalkeeper Niall Kane would have scored a goal from a ’45’ in last year’s All-Ireland final. Advertisement Or that the game […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: It’s up for grabs

SUNDAY is the day that the footballers of Glen and the hurlers of Dunloy have been dreaming about since they first pulled on their boots at the start of last year. Granted, it has been a long slog for both teams but it’s one that both teams would gladly endure in order to reach the […]

Sentiment doesn’t come into it – O’Rourke

By Niall Gartland HE was always one of the most celebrated and respected, and indeed most-liked, managers in the game but Malachy O’Rourke’s stock has risen even further since assuming the reins at the Watty Graham’s in 2020. A quick trawl through his Wikipedia page shows that his days as a successful manager long pre-date […]

Ace forward Tallon hoping to seize Glen’s golden opportunity

By Niall Gartland JUST 14 months ago, Glen won their first ever senior championship in Derry. Now they’re on the precipice of All-Ireland glory, so it’s been one hell of a ride for the team and their supporters. Maghera is festooned with green and gold bunting this week along with banners wishing their heroes luck […]

STEVEN POACHER: The class of Glen and Kilmacud strategies

HAVING travelled to Croke Park for the All-Ireland Club football semi-finals, I came away hugely impressed with the supreme levels of physical conditioning in all four teams. It showed just how much the club game has progressed with players both individually and collectively taking huge pride in their conditioning. Gone now are the days at […]