Hard work key component for new-look Cavan ladies

By Niall Gartland CAVAN ladies manager Micheál O’Rourke is delighted with the application of his players as they ready themselves for their third-round league clash against an imperious looking Kildare side this weekend. It’s O’Rourke’s first season at the helm and it’s already been challenging in one respect as the vast majority of last year’s […]

It’s a learning process for new-look Donegal ladies says McNulty

By Niall Gartland THE learning process continues for Donegal ladies under new manager John McNulty, as they get ready to host Kildare in Sunday’s Division Two clash at Letterkenny. Donegal are undergoing a major shift in personnel and nine of their starters from the team that reached the All-Ireland semi-final a mere two years ago have dropped off […]

New campaign urges the support of live female sport

A NEW LGFA campaign, in conjunction with Lidl Ireland, to ‘Get Behind the Fight’ and support live female sport. It comes as research shows nearly 60 per cent of Irish people have never attended a female sports event. The National League season starts off this weekend with Division Four action and two Ulster counties beginning […]

Integration is long overdue: McAnenly

By Michael McMullan FORMER Derry camogie star Katie McAnenly feels the integration of all three codes of the Gaelic games’ family is “long overdue”. A native of Cargin, McAnenly (nee McAuley), played camogie with Castledawson and Derry before recently joining Cargin when they added camogie to their club. Now living in Ballygawley, her children play […]

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 – […]

A new challenger awaits the Saffrons in league showdown

National Football League Division Four final Antrim v Leitrim Sunday, Parnell Park, 2pm By Michael McMullan Advertisement ALL-IRELAND junior champions Antrim go in search of more silverware this weekend with a fresh face in the opposition corner after Leitrim saw off the Saffrons’ Ulster rivals Fermanagh to book a spot in Sunday’s league decider. In […]

This weekend’s Ladies Football fixtures

THE LGFA have released this weekend’s fixtures. All games 2pm unless stated Saturday, February 25 Lidl NFL Division 1 Kerry v Meath; Brosna Dublin v Mayo; DCU St Clare’s, 4.30pm – Live on TG4 Sunday, February 26 Lidl NFL Division 1 Cork v Donegal; Mallow, 12.30pm Waterford v Galway; TBC Advertisement Lidl NFL Division 2 […]

The 2023 wish list – four main issues the GAA need to consider next year

By Michael McMullan Proper hurling review FOOTBALL is more popular than hurling simply because there are more people playing it. More clubs mean more fans and sets of eyes watching games on any given weekend. I know people who don’t even entertain it as a GAA sport and some see it as a distraction. This […]

Derry Ladies set for finals day

By MICHAEL MCMULLAN STEELSTOWN have the chance to win a third successive Derry title when they lock horns with Ballymaguigan (1pm) on Sunday afternoon in Glen. The game will be played as part of a double header that includes the intermediate final. It’s a fifth appearance in the decider in six years for Steelstown who […]

McElwain appeals for access to help promotion

By Michael McMullan LEADING Gaelic games broadcaster Gráinne McElwain is calling on men’s football and hurling camps to make themselves more accessible to the media to help improve promotion of the game. McElwain is the anchor for Sky Sports’ GAA coverage in a career that saw her present ladies football on TG4 for 11 years […]