Donegal go in search of another win

By Michael McMullan DONEGAL have won the Nickey Rackard Cup on three occasions and eye a third victory in this season’s competition. Mickey McCann’s side welcome Monaghan to Letterkenny on Saturday on the back of wins over Armagh and Mayo. “We are definitely eyeing up Monaghan as well. We saw last year that they were […]

Mayo “the team to beat” says McCann

By Shaun Casey MAYO are “the team to beat in the Nickey Rackard” in the eyes of Donegal manager Mickey McCann as he prepares his side to face the Connacht men in round two this weekend. Donegal overcame Armagh in the opening round while Mayo comfortably saw off Monaghan, but this weekend the Westerners travel […]

McCann looking to “raise the bar” after promotion

By Dáire Bonner DONEGAL manager Mickey McCann is looking forward to the challenge they will face in Division Two next year after achieving promotion as he hopes to raise the bar of Donegal hurling once again. Their 2-26 to 1-16 win over London means Donegal will be in the third tier next year after coming […]

Donegal focusing on their own house

By Michael McMullan THERE are many potential score difference permutations on the table this weekend but Donegal hurlers hold their own passport to where they want to go. Mickey McCann’s side host London on Sunday in Letterkenny knowing they can fulfil their goal of a top three finish. With Derry already in the league final, […]

Donegal set their sights on derby clash

By Michael McMullan SOMETHING has to give on Saturday in Letterkenny as Donegal lock horns with neighbours Derry (O’Donnell Park, 2.30pm). Mickey McCann’s men were comfortable winners over Wicklow in their opening game having already won the Conor McGurk in pre-season. McCann will be hoping the injuries that forced new skipper Conor Gartland and Josh […]

McCann unsure on future as Donegal hurling boss

DONEGAL hurling manager Mickey McCann has said that he is unsure whether or not he will continue in the role after their Nickey Rackard Cup final loss to Wicklow. Donegal led by 2-8 to 0-10 at the break, and it’s not an exaggeration to say they could have been further ahead. Wicklow manager Casey O’Brien […]

Donegal hoping to tap into their final experience

Nickey Rackard Cup final Donegal v Wicklow Saturday, Croke Park, pm, Live on TG4 By Shaun Casey Advertisement DONEGAL have built up some final experience this year, nothing to the magnitude of an All-Ireland decider in Croke Park, but still, that know-how could come in handy this weekend. Mickey McCann’s men won the Conor McGurk […]

Ulster sides eye up final spots

By Shaun Casey DERRY can reach this season’s Christy Ring Cup final this weekend if they overcome Mayo, who sit at the bottom of the table with zero points to show from their four outings. Derry’s two-point win away to London last weekend means that their fate is all in their own hands ahead of […]

It’s do-or-die time for the Down hurlers

By Shaun Casey THINGS are fairly simple for Down this weekend as they head south to take on Kildare. Win, and they remain in the Joe McDonagh Cup for another season but lose, and they’re guaranteed relegation. A draw won’t do for Ronan Sheehan’s men has the Lilywhites have the upper hand in terms of […]