Darragh looking forward to Ulster derby

By Alan Rodgers DARRAGH Canavan is keen to ensure that Tyrone produce another committed performance in Sunday’s penultimate Division One clash against Monaghan. Two more points from the cauldron that is set to be St Tiernach’s Park on Sunday are almost certain to secure Tyrone’s survival in Division One of the National League. Victory over […]

Crunch time for Donegal ahead of Mayo visit

By Michael McMullan DONEGAL have spent just two years in the last decade outside the top flight and Sunday’s visit of Mayo poses an acid test of their survival chances this season. Paddy Carr’s side have been a mixed bag. After a hot and cold opening to the league, the grit demonstrated when nothing was […]

Donaghy ready for Kerry return

By Shaun Casey KIERAN Donaghy isn’t expecting a warm welcome this weekend when he’s in the Armagh dugout against All-Ireland champions, and his former side, Kerry on Saturday evening. The Austin Stack’s clubman will know every inch of the Tralee turf and he’ll be hoping that knowledge can help the Orchard County. They face a […]

An opportunity for the Saffron footballers

BY KIERAN LYNCH ANTRIM came into Division Three as the bookmakers’ favourites for relegation, and two defeats in two games would indicate that they’re in trouble. However, their lack of points on the board is harsh on the Saffrons, who have been desperately unlucky to date. They take on Tipperary in a match this weekend […]

Sludden looking forward to Tuam test

By Niall Gartland GALWAY in Tuam hasn’t proven the most straightforward of tasks for Tyrone in recent times, but forewarned is forearmed and Niall Sludden is looking forward to Sunday’s third round league meeting. It was a rotten day all round as Tyrone were dismantled by Pádraic Joyce’s side in early 2020 on a scoreline […]

Sunday may come too soon for Donegal’s returnees

By Michael McMullan DONEGAL’S visit to Clones for Sunday’s showdown (1.45pm) with Ulster rivals may come too soon for some of their experienced heads in the panel. Eoghan Bán Gallagher, appointed as joint vice-captain by new manager Paddy Carr, has yet to feature this season but is back in training. Ciaran Thompson was replaced injured […]

Tactical versatility key to Tyrone says Cathal McShane

By Niall Gartland FORWARDS are expected to do much more than just score these days, and Cathal McShane was content to forage deep in the face of a 14-man Donegal defence last Sunday. Tyrone produced a composed, patient display against their neighbours to claim a fully deserved o-16 to 0-8 victory, and their tactical versatility […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: Looking up for a new Donegal approach

THE opening weekend of this year’s National Football League certainly didn’t disappoint with some fascinating contests taking place in all divisions. We are spoiled nowadays with the amount of live action on view and on Saturday I spent most of the day sprawled out on the couch watching the opening two games of this year’s […]