Shaw: “Thermals are needed all year round”


DERRY All-Ireland winner Aoife Shaw takes a look at some of her opponents. Name: Aoife Shaw. Age: 26. Teams played for: Lavey, Derry, and previously St Pat’s, Maghera and UUJ. Advertisement Who are your main rivals? The neighbouring parish, Bellaghy. Which opposition ground do you like playing on and why? Swatragh main pitch, plenty of […]


Ulster players named in teams of the year


DOWN and Antrim have been represented on the  TG4 Junior and Intermediate Championships’ teams of the year. All-Ireland junior champions Down have seven players on the team with three Antrim players list in the intermediate selection. These selections honour outstanding individual displays throughout the 2023 TG4 All-Ireland Championships in the Junior and Intermediate grades – […]


Martin still keeping the faith


By Daire Walsh ON August 27 in Aghabog, former Monaghan goalkeeper Linda Martin began the latest chapter in her extraordinary club championship story. Back in 2003 – in her very first year playing top-tier adult football – Martin was between the sticks as Donaghmoyne claimed a maiden triumph in the Farney County’s Senior Championship. Given […]


Armagh appoint McGonigle as new senior manager


By Michael McMullan ARMAGH LGFA have appointed Derry native Gregory McGonigle as their new senior manager. The former Dublin and Monaghan manager steps into the vacancy after Shane McCormack stood down at the end of last season. McGonigle was rubberstamped after a “lengthy interview process” and the “full support” from clubs at Tuesday night’s county […]


“Ciara O’Sullivan gave me a run around recently”


Cait Towe spills the beans on her opponents… Name: Cait Towe. Age: 23. Teams played for: Clann Éireann, Armagh, NUIG and QUB. Advertisement Who are your main rivals? Donegal. Which opposition ground do you like playing on and why? Clones, some good memories there. Which opposition ground do you dislike going to and why? Crossmaglen, […]


Stepping into a new adventure


Donegal star Niamh McLaughlin played her first game for AFLW team Gold Coast Suns last week as she embarks on her latest challenge. Michael McMullan sat down to see how she has settled into a new sport and lifestyle… IT’S impossible not to be envious of Niamh McLaughlin. It’s early o’clock on Australia’s Gold Coast […]


Bond vital as Derry end search for All-Ireland glory


By Michael McMullan THE bond between players and management made the difference this season as Derry camogs landed All-Ireland honours insists attacking ace Aoife Shaw. The Lavey star hit 0-7 and made the goal for Shannon O’Connor as Derry eventually fended off Meath in a 1-17 to 1-9 victory to land a second intermediate title. […]


We knew we were capable: Sloan


By Daire Walsh  DOWN joint manager Caoibhe Sloan said they knew they would have to dig deep to see off the challenge of Limerick in the TG4 All-Ireland junior final at Croke Park. Sloan said she and the management were thrilled that all their hard work throughout the season paid off as they make an […]