Burns gets Ulster’s backing

Four Ulster Gaels give their thoughts on the appointment of Jarlath Burns as GAA President Conor Laverty “I have known Jarlath a long time and he’s a brilliant Gael. What he has done as principal of St Paul’s High School in Bessbrook is incredible and I think he’ll be a brilliant President for the GAA. […]

GERARD O’KANE: Get Casement built

WHAT a big seven days it has been in this part of the country for GAA. Last Saturday afternoon, Jarlath Burns became the 41st Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael. I have had the privilege of knowing Jarlath personally for 20-plus years now and he genuinely is what you see portrayed in the media – a real […]

Burning brightly – Jarlath Burns unveils his plans for the road ahead

By Shaun Casey JARLATH Burns didn’t take much time off when he decided to hang up the boots at the end of the 1999 season. He’d just captained Armagh to an Ulster title, ending a 17-year wait for the Anglo Celt, before Meath ended their All-Ireland quest. While the Orchard County were on the cusp of national […]

Harte feels football rules changes are not required

By Michael McMullan DERRY manager Mickey Harte doesn’t feel rule changes are needed in Gaelic football and admits he isn’t a fan of the forward mark. Speaking after Sunday’s win over Galway after watching Eoin McEvoy become the fourth member of this defence to find the net this season, Harte questioned why rules would need […]

Burns to fulfil his destiny

By Niall McCoy SHORTLY after 4.30pm on Saturday at the Canal Court Hotel in Newry, Jarlath Burns will take office of the most prestigious role in the GAA as he replaces Larry McCarthy as Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael. It will be the culmination of decades of work in the association, not without its speed bumps, […]

GAA President elect visits Derry primary school

By Michael McMullan GAA President elect Jarlath Burns was a special guest in St Brigid’s Primary School Tirkane/Bunscoil Naomh Bríd Tír Chiana on Wednesday afternoon. A long-term friend and college colleague at St Mary’s University College in Belfast of acting principal Ursula O’Hanlon, Burns was given a guard of honour with pupils all dressed in their […]