KEVIN CASSIDY: Quarter-final borefests

AND then there were four. Last weekend’s games went pretty much as we thought they would apart from the one massive upset which we will get into later. A lot of people have been critical of the Armagh performance, but to me, they did exactly what they had to do in order to get over […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: Group stage finale doesn’t get the pulse racing

WE are at the stage of the group stages of this year’s All-Ireland series and finally we should see some real championship matches this weekend. A lot has been said and written about the format of the championship this year. I do think that perhaps we might see some changes to this in the future […]

GLIST: Running the rule

With Jim Gavin tasked to head up a new committee to take a look at the state of football, Michael McMullan feels not many changes are needed but takes a look at issues for consideration. Clockwatching ONCE the fourth official indicates how many minutes of stoppage time are to be played, timekeeping should be taken […]

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 […]

STEVEN POACHER: The art of man-management

I WAS chatting to an old friend recently who is now coaching in a club side in Ulster. After a short spell in another club as manager, he said he thoroughly enjoys the coaching so much more than the managing. He said some nights after training, there was a queue waiting to speak to him […]