McAtamney signs for New York Giants

By Michael McMullan FORMER Derry underage player Jude McAtamney has become the second Gaelic footballer to sign up for a career in the NFL. The Swatragh man has signed a three-year deal with the New York Giants. It follows the news of Mayobridge and Down’s Charlie Smyth putting pen to paper on a deal with […]

Two Ulster GAA ‘keepers sign with US sports agency

By Michael McMullan GAA goalkeepers Rory Beggan and Charlie Smyth have taken the next step in their hopes of clinching an NFL contract. Pro Football Ireland reported that Farney star Beggan, the recent Gaelic Life goalkeeper of the year and Down’s u-20 winning goalkeeper Smyth have signed with a US-based sports agency. Paul Sheehy, President […]

McGeeney expecting tough Division Two campaign

By Shaun Casey ARMAGH are eying up promotion from Division Two next season, but they won’t get anything easy says manager Kieran McGeeney. The Orchard County will enjoy home comforts for the opening two rounds, against Louth and Meath, and McGeeney is expecting two tough battles. Armagh were relegated from the top tier last season, […]

GList: Mark of consistency

You’ve often heard the statement about the league table never telling a lie. Michael McMullan looks back at the most consistent counties in the last 10 years of league action. Kerry Div 1 – 10 years IT’S hardly surprising to see the Kingdom top of the tree and having been playing top flight league football […]

Heron delighted to be going up

By Michael McMullan A COLLECTIVE “ambition” and “togetherness” is paying dividends in Derry according to attacker Benny Heron. Having made his debut in 2013 when Derry were last promoted to Division One, the Ballinascreen man has experienced the dark days on the fall to the fourth tier and is glad to see the bounce back. […]

Saffrons can aim high: McCrudden

By Niall Gartland ANTRIM assistant manager Terry McCrudden makes no bones about their aspirations for their upcoming Division Three campaign. While the Saffrons languished in Division Four for years before finally achieving promotion under the management team spearheaded by Enda McGinley, McCrudden says that they should be aiming for more than just mere consolidation in […]

Oriel County aiming for another good road trip

National Football League Division One Kildare v Monaghan Sunday, Newbridge, 2.45pm By Shaun Casey LAST weekend Monaghan finally got their first win of the league campaign and their first victory since beating Donegal in the McKenna Cup final. It was the same opposition Seamus McEnaney’s men downed last Sunday, finally picking up the two points […]

Adams happy with Saffrons’ progress

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION THREE Louth v Antrim Sunday, Ardee, 2pm By Michael McMullan ANTRIM Director of Football Gearoid Adams is happy the Saffrons have their promotion hopes ‘in their hands’. In a division where two points separate first and sixth place, Antrim are ahead of Louth on score difference at the top. Advertisement Adams […]