Loup appoint new senior manager

By Michael McMullan LOUP have appointed a new senior football manager ahead of the new season. Lurgan man Shane McConville has taken over from former Loup championship winner Fionntán Devlin. McConville, a native of St Paul’s steered them to the 2014 Armagh intermediate title and also managed Maghery to senior success two years later. Advertisement […]

Glen set to maintain winning run as action continues

By Michael McMullan ULSTER champions Glen will be fancied to keep their winning run going this week when they travel to Ballinascreen (Saturday, 5.30pm). Malachy O’Rourke has yet to have his full hand on the pitch at any one time. Despite being hit by an early Swatragh onslaught, the Watties never reached for the panic […]

FEATURE: The year Loup were crowned kings of Ulster

It’s 20 years since Loup were crowned Ulster Club champions. Fintan Martin kicked three points off Francie Bellew in their semi-final win over Crossmaglen and he spoke with Michael McMullan about a memorable year. SPORTING stories are like journeys. There’s the start that leads into the meandering chunk in the middle, followed by the destination. […]

McElwain to host new GAA historical documentary

 GAA presenter Gráinne McElwain will swap championship action for a step into history next week as host of a new Irish language documentary to be screened on RTÉ. The show, which will be broadcast on Thursday 10.15pm on RTÉ1,  explores how the GAA across Ireland helped to heal and bridge the bitter divisions created by […]

The shifting culture of physical fitness

Former Derry star Paul McFlynn has noticed a huge shift in the world of conditioning across the GAA since his own playing days. By Michael McMullan IN the days after Eoin McEvoy lifted the MacRory Cup, the St Mary’s Magherafelt past pupils’ WhatsApp group was pinging with messages. Paul McFlynn was part of the 1996 […]