Monaghan always have a chance says Hanratty

By Shaun Casey MONAGHAN have never beaten Kerry in the championship. Despite a couple of close encounters down through the years, a draw in the 2018 ‘Super 8s’ was as close as they have come to downing the Kingdom. There were the couple of incredible chances during the ‘noughties’ (2007 and 2008), when Monaghan were […]

Beggan named to start for Monaghan’s trip to Killarney

RORY Beggan has been named to start for Monaghan tomorrow as they kickstart their All-Ireland charge against Kerry in Killarney. Beggan, who started between the sticks against Cavan in the opening round of the Ulster Championship, has recently been on trial with NFL franchise Carolina Panthers, but is named as Vinny Corey’s number one. Monaghan […]

Donnelly hopes former charges complete All-Ireland u-20 bid

By Michael McMullan TYRONE minor manager Gerard Donnelly will be a more interested spectator than most for the Red Hands’ All-Ireland u-20 final against Kerry on Sunday. While he leads the current minor group into semi-final action against Derry on Saturday, he will have coached virtually the entire u-20 group. There are “lots of rewards” […]

JOE BROLLY: Accept the inevitable

THE bad news for the rest of us is that the conservatism that threatened to bring an end to Dublin’s dynasty has been replaced with the adventure that created it in the first place. “Balls out football,” as Pat Gilroy calls it. As we saw on Sunday against Tyrone, Dublin are in annihilation mode. I predicted […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: Picking your battles

THE reigning All-Ireland champions Dublin sent out another strong message of intent last weekend and based on current form they seem to be in the mood again this year. Their last two performances have shown the rest of the country what kind of performance levels will be required this year if they are to wrestle […]

Oguz: We’ve always kept confidence

By Alan Rodgers YET another mouthwatering trip for Tyrone into the heart of Kerry brings with it the promise of one more victory to further consolidate the Division One status of the Red Hands. Last Saturday’s win over Mayo has the potential to transform Tyrone’s future fortunes in the remainder of the National League. But […]

Sean O’Sullivan: Kerry will be energised by prospect of Tyrone visit

By Niall Gartland FORMER Kerry footballer Sean O’Sullivan doesn’t expect Sunday’s league encounter against Tyrone to bear much resemblance to last year’s one-sided All-Ireland SFC quarter-final clash at Croke Park. The Kingdom eased to a surprisingly comfortable 2-18 to 0-12 victory against Tyrone last summer, a result out of kilter with recent games between the […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: An early litmus test for Donegal

BASED on the games that we have seen to date, I don’t think this year’s National Football League has fully caught fire yet. Having said that, it does continue to throw us up blockbusters on a weekly basis. As I glance through the fixtures this weekend, the ones to catch my eye are undoubtedly the clash of […]

JOE BROLLY: Time for change

DAVID Clifford is almost single-handedly keeping the game watchable. At the weekend, he did it again. In the intermediate championship semi-final against Austin Stacks, Fossa were a point behind with 30 seconds of injury time left in extra time. It was at this moment Clifford went looking for the ball. Like all the greats, what […]