IN FOCUS: Ryan McAleenan’s road to recovery

Ryan McAleenan hoped to pull on the Down jersey again but he suffered a career-ending injury and it undoubtedly took a mental toll on the Warrenpoint defender By Shaun Casey RYAN McAleenan can still remember the feeling. The crushing collapse of his world caving below his feet. His career was over. Playing football, his driving […]

Donegal squad well looked after: Gallagher

By Michael McMullan EMER Gallagher insists the Donegal management and County Board ensure they are “very well looked after” and the Donegal squad’s stance on the protest is to make sure standards are maintained. Speaking to Gaelic Life ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland clash with Dublin, the Donegal star feels a standardised charter would help improve […]

Male inter-county teams weigh in with their support for female players

CAPTAINS from the senior inter-county football and hurling squads have backed their female counterparts in a statement released on Tuesday through the Gaelic Players Association. It comes after camogie and ladies football squads stating they were playing the rest of their season under protest, urging all three associations – GAA, Camogie Association and LGFA – […]

JOE BROLLY: The GPA Inspirational Leaders Summit

I GOT an e mail from the Pendulum Summit this morning, inviting me to a wellness and inspirational leadership workshop at the RDS with Dr Joe Vitali. A snip at only €1,500. Joe, who doesn’t have any particular qualifications, describes himself as a global thought leader. Modesty is not a quality associated with this genre. […]

JOE BROLLY: The split season

LIMERICK hurler Seán Finn said this week that he has “thoroughly enjoyed the split season” and why wouldn’t he? As he describes it, the long club break from the inter-county season has replenished his energy levels and he is enjoying life. Enjoying life? Is that allowed? Seán told the Examiner’s John Fogarty “When you’re tuned […]