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 […]

All-Ireland glory for Down at Croke Park

TG4 All-Ireland Junior Football Championship Down 1-7 Limerick 0-8 By Daire Walsh Advertisement A 43rd-minute goal from substitute Orla Swail was crucial at Croke Park as Down secured their second TG4 All-Ireland Junior Football Championship crown at the expense of Limerick. Previous winners of the competition in 2000, the Ulster side have sealed an automatic […]

Spreading their wings

By Michael McMullan OVER the last four Monday nights there has been a different size of ball whizzing around the Ballyveely Road, home of St Brigid’s, Cloughmills. Ladies football has exploded in the Antrim club and it’s only just beginning. With county manager Emma Kelly and captain Cathy Carey due to drop in for a […]

Strong defence and super subs can help Down claim title

By Kieran Lynch WITH the All-Ireland Junior Championship final just days away, Down co-manager Peter Lynch says that his team are in good shape before the biggest game of the year. The Mourne Ladies take on Limerick, with the hope of making a speedy return to Intermediate grade, having been relegated last season. Lynch and his co-manager […]