Cool heads in Clones cauldron

By Michael McMullan YOU don’t need to be talking to Ciarán Thompson long before you realise where the ice-cool nature of slotting home the first penalty of Sunday’s Ulster shoot out comes from. It’s the way he talks. It’s hard to imagine him getting flustered and when he needs to swing his measured left peg […]


Will it be another Glen footballer that comes up trumps in our coveted Men’s Footballer of the Year award? This award is sponsored by Tyrone Trailers and is in association with Ulster GAA. Last year it was tigerish defender Ryan Dougan who fended off stiff competition to land the prized individual award, and he’s in […]

McGuinness eight-week suspension overturned

DONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness has had his eight-week suspension overturned following a successful appeal. McGuinness, back in charge of Donegal for a second time, initially picked up a ban that would have saw him miss a huge chunk of his sides Division Two league campaign. The 2012 All-Ireland manager was hit with the sanction for […]

Clean bill of health for Glen

By Michael McMullan GLEN can report a clean bill of health ahead of this weekend’s Ulster semi-final showdown with Naomh Conaill. For all the Watties’ underage adventures in Ulster, Saturday’s clash at O’Neill’s Healy Park will be their first-ever meeting with the Glenties side. “Thankfully we came out (from the Cargin game) and there are […]

McGuinness relishing Glen litmus test

By Ryan Ferry NAOMH Conaill full-forward Charlie McGuinness says his team will relish the challenge as they aim to dethrone the reigning Ulster champions Glen this Saturday. The Maghera side won the Ulster title last season and went all the way to the All-Ireland Final where they lost in controversial circumstances against Kilmacud Crokes. Glen […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: Ulster’s treasure hunt

THE semi-finals of the Ulster Club Championship take place this weekend and what a set of pairings we have in store. Like most years in this competition, a lot of us would have predicted certain teams to still be in the competition, but given the nature of the beast and the competitiveness of this championship […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: Ulster club is the gift that keeps on giving

THE second weekend of Ulster Club action took place last weekend and yet again the competition came up trumps. I’ve said on many occasions that this is the best competition in the GAA calendar at the minute and, based on last weekend’s evidence, who would argue with me? We will start with the Saturday night […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: One big weekend

Kilcoo flexed their muscles on Sunday with a comprehensive win over Fermanagh kingpins Derrygonnelly to set up a mouth-watering clash with Scotstown this weekend. I expected Kilcoo to win last weekend but I thought Derrygonnelly would have put up a little bit more of a fight. From start to finish Kilcoo were extremely impressive and their […]

Gowna hope to lay ghost to rest

By Niall Gartland GOWNA have firmly established themselves as the leading team in Cavan football in recent years and now it’s up to them to show that they can duke it out with the big dogs in Ulster football. They retained their Cavan Senior Championship crown and did it in style with a thumping victory […]