Lacey stays with Kilcoo

KARL Lacey will remain in charge of Kilcoo next season the club have confirmed. The former Donegal star took over this season and steered the Magpies to their 21st Down title before slipping out of Ulster against Scotstown. Eoghan Rua Cill Chua are delighted to announce that manager Karl Lacey and his backroom team will […]

Reinvigorated Scotstown on the cusp of final

By Shaun Casey FOR a team that has dominated the club scene in Monaghan over the past 11 years, winning eight county titles, Scotstown have failed to really make a dent on the Ulster Club Championship. They’ve only competed in two Ulster finals during that time, losing to Crossmaglen and Gaoth Dobhair, and their most recent […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: Ulster club is the gift that keeps on giving

THE second weekend of Ulster Club action took place last weekend and yet again the competition came up trumps. I’ve said on many occasions that this is the best competition in the GAA calendar at the minute and, based on last weekend’s evidence, who would argue with me? We will start with the Saturday night […]

McCague: Scotstown not looking past Kilcoo challenge

By Shaun Casey EXPERIENCE is key in the Ulster Club Championship, but it’s not necessarily an advantage this year says Scotstown boss David McCague. The An Bhoth men have dominated the Monaghan club scene over the past decade, winning eight championships in 11 years and are no strangers to the provincial scene. However, given the talent […]

Magpies set sights on Scotstown

By Shaun Casey FOR two teams that have dominated their respective county championships, there isn’t that much recent history between Kilcoo and Scotstown as they lock horns on Sunday (Páirc Esler, 3.15pm) for the first time since 2016. That was a preliminary round tie which the Magpies edged on their way to reaching a second […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: One big weekend

Kilcoo flexed their muscles on Sunday with a comprehensive win over Fermanagh kingpins Derrygonnelly to set up a mouth-watering clash with Scotstown this weekend. I expected Kilcoo to win last weekend but I thought Derrygonnelly would have put up a little bit more of a fight. From start to finish Kilcoo were extremely impressive and their […]

Rooney eyeing up Ulster run

By Shaun Casey KILCOO are a permanent fixture in the Ulster Club Championship at this stage, but the competition still excites them according to roaming wing-back Miceal Rooney. Rooney, who was a member of Conor Laverty’s Down squad this season as they reached the Tailteann Cup final, bagged 1-1 in the county final victory over Burren […]

The Magpies sweat on Johnston fitness

By Shaun Casey KILCOO are hoping they can call on Jerome Johnston on Sunday as they begin their Ulster Championship campaign with a trip to Brewster Park (3.30pm) against Fermanagh champions Derrygonnelly. The oldest of the three Johnston brothers hobbled off after eight minutes of play against Burren with what looked like a hamstring injury, as the […]

PATRICK MORRISON: Rule number one

By Patrick Morrison THE goalkeeping position in this modern age of Gaelic games has developed into somewhat of an art-form with many goalkeepers using their abilities as a platform for showcasing their talents. With the array of talents that goalkeepers are now expected to hold the position is now one of the most watched on […]