Hurling’s goal-scoring legends

Goal-scoring legend Séamus Callanan announced his Tipperary retirement this week, sparking Niall McCoy to access the top three-point earners in the race for the Liam MacCarthy Nickey Rackard Wexford – 59 SO good they named a trophy after him. While some of his family had hoped he’d be a cricketer, Wexford fans will forever be […]

Big day performers

Some of the legends of the game have produced their best work on All-Ireland final day, and Niall Gartland takes a look back at some of the very best individual performances in recent decades in All-Ireland SFC deciders… Maurice Fitzgerald  1997 MAURICE Fitzgerald’s performance in the 1997 All-Ireland final is the stuff of legends, but it […]


There’s only one game remaining in this year’s All-Ireland Championship and Niall Gartland casts an eye over the footballers who have scored the most from play… 1 Colm Basquel (5-15) IS the word revelation pushing it a little? Yes, Basquel was largely nullified in Saturday’s dogged victory over Monaghan, but otherwise he’s exceeded expectations and […]

Dates with destiny

Niall Gartland looks back at how Ulster teams have fared in recent All-Ireland semi-final clashes… 2022: Galway 2-8 Derry 1-6 THE Oakleafers enjoyed their best season in decades last year, winning the Ulster title on a sun-kissed day at Clones, but their uncompromising brand of football came unstuck against a potent Galway team. Two goals […]

The waiting game

Armagh are set to appear in their first Ulster Championship final since coming up trumps against Fermanagh back in 2008. Shaun Casey takes a look at the teams who have had to wait a long time to get another shot at Ulster glory. Antrim: 1951 – 2009 (58 years) FOLLOWING a golden period at the […]

GList: Mark of consistency

You’ve often heard the statement about the league table never telling a lie. Michael McMullan looks back at the most consistent counties in the last 10 years of league action. Kerry Div 1 – 10 years IT’S hardly surprising to see the Kingdom top of the tree and having been playing top flight league football […]

The state of play

WE take a look at how all nine Ulster counties sit ahead of the remaining two rounds of games… Armagh (Division One) ARMAGH’S league campaign is delicately poised with two rounds of fixtures remaining. Sitting fourth in Division One, they aren’t quite out of the woods just yet, but on the other hand, they still […]

Retirement u-turns

Jack McCaffrey is back for Dublin, and we look at  players who have returned to the fold after announcing their retirement… Brian Corcoran (Cork) LIKELY the most prominent example of the genre, legendary Cork hurler Brian Corcoran shocked the GAA world when he retired at the age of 28. Corcoran, who had won the Hurler […]

GList: The McKenna Cup Roll of Honour

Shaun Casey looks at the overall leaderboard in the McKenna Cup… Tyrone – 17 THE Red Hands dominated the competition during Mickey Harte’s tenure in charge, winning 12 titles throughout his reign. Harte always held the same opinion, if you’re in a competition you might as well try and win it, and he carried that […]