‘Blayney’s latest Ulster triumph tastes just as sweet

By Niall Gartland CASTLEBLAYNEY have won their fourth ever Ulster Junior Championship after kicking for home in the final ten minutes of their final joust with St Eunan’s last Sunday. It was a gripping battle with the Monaghan side coming out on top on a scoreline of 2-16 to 1-15, and their manager Kevin Moloney […]


A PART of me thinks the split-season isn’t a complete disaster for Gaelic football. The reason I say that is because Gaelic football can be played at this time of year with not too much detriment to the game really. Alright, the pitches are a good bit heavier but at the end of the day it […]

OISIN DUDDY: A journey to the Hogan Stand steps

Gaelic Life placement student Oisin Duddy has fond memories of winning an All-Ireland U-20 hurling title at Croke Park WHEN my club Na Magha lost to Setanta in the Ulster Junior Championship semi-final I thought my season was over, but in a way I was glad because we had a tough season and needed the break. Then that […]

Ulster players named on Ring, Rackard, and Meagher Team of the Year

DERRY, Donegal and Monaghan have players selected on the Ring, Rackard, Meagher Champion 15. Meath, winners of the Christy Ring Cup lead the way with five players on board. The Derry hurlers’ fine Christy Ring Cup performances have yielded two awards in the shape of defender Riche Mullan and midfielder Cormac O’Doherty. Nicky Rackard runners-up […]

Luca looking forward to shin-dig

Saturday will mark the return of the shinty-hurling compromise rules game for the first time since 2019. Niall Gartland investigates… IT’S always good to give something new a go and Fermanagh hurler Luca McCusker is looking forward to playing in the return of the shinty-hurling series at Páirc Esler on Saturday evening. It’s been four […]

JOHNNY McINTOSH: Written in the stars

SO here we have it, Loughgiel and Cushendall will duke it out for the Volunteer Cup as the Antrim Senior Hurling Championship reaches its conclusion. First things first, for Loughgiel to overcome Dunloy in the semi-final was the big upset of the year, but for me, it’s almost written in the stars that Cushendall win […]

Liam Hinphey tribute – The Biggest Show in Town

By Michael McMullan LIAM Hinphey packed plenty into a life with GAA around every corner. He passed away on Sunday at this home in Dungiven. Within hours, the town’s footballers stood side by side in tribute before their win over Lavey. For a man renowned for his love of hurling, he also played football with […]

Antrim ratify u-20 hurling management team

ANTRIM have ratified Paudie Shivers as their u-20 hurling manager for next season. The Dunloy man returned with Seán McManus as his assistant manager. The backroom team will be made up of Mickey Glover and Simon Doherty, who will look after the hurling coaching,  Athletic Development Coach Aaron Smiley and Marty McLaughlin (Performance Analyst).   Advertisement […]