Arva hoping to land their first ever provincial title

By Niall Gartland ARVA have barely sustained a scratch en route to Saturday’s Ulster Junior Championship final against Blackhill. They cruised through the Cavan Championship and it’s been a similar story in Ulster, claiming comfortable victories over Ballymaguigan and Lisnaskea in recent weeks. For what it’s worth, they played Division One football in Cavan this […]

‘Blayney’s latest Ulster triumph tastes just as sweet

By Niall Gartland CASTLEBLAYNEY have won their fourth ever Ulster Junior Championship after kicking for home in the final ten minutes of their final joust with St Eunan’s last Sunday. It was a gripping battle with the Monaghan side coming out on top on a scoreline of 2-16 to 1-15, and their manager Kevin Moloney […]

Castleblayney back in familiar territory

By Niall Gartland CASTLEBLAYNEY are bidding to stretch their lead at the top of the roll of honour list when they take on St Eunan’s in Sunday’s Ulster Junior Championship final. The Monaghan side are the only team to have won the provincial title at this level on three separate occasions (2005, 2014 and 2018), […]

Fintona out to write their own script

By Niall Gartland FOR Fintona Pearses, 2023 is the gift that keeps on giving. A first Tyrone Junior Championship title in nearly half a century was an era-defining moment for the club, and now they’ve another crack at history as they finalise their preparations for Saturday’s Ulster Junior Championship semi-final against a hardened Blackhill side […]

Blackhill seeking improvement

By Shaun Casey BLACKHILL made a brilliant start to the Ulster Championship with an eye-catching first round win but they face a sterner test this weekend against Tyrone side Fintona. Padraig Finnegan’s men rattled off five goals in their 5-11 to 1-7 win over Antrim champions Rasharkin, but Finnegan insists there’s room for improvement ahead of […]

McCarron a Jack of all trades says McArdle

By Shaun Casey JACK McCarron made the telling difference for Scotstown last Sunday, kicking half a dozen points as they overcame Inniskeen by three points to reclaim the Mick Duffy Cup for the eighth time in eleven seasons – something team captain Damian McArdle was thankful for. McCarron, following in his father Ray’s footsteps by claiming championship gold […]

“It was hard to get going for McKenna Cup games towards the end of my career”

FORMER Monaghan star Stephen Gollogy looks back at some of his memories… Name: Stephen Gollogly Teams played for: Carrickmacross Emmets, Patrician High School, University Limerick, Chicago Wolfe Tones, Monaghan. Current involvement in the GAA: Advertisement I run my own website, selling sporting products to coaches and players. Do online posts on current trends in […]