Gartland: Donegal hurlers want to take the next step

By Niall Gartland DONEGAL skipper Conor Gartland hopes that they can summon the hurt of last year’s Nickey Rackard final defeat to Wicklow when they take on Mayo in Saturday’s showdown at Croke Park. While Donegal have won the competition on three previous occasions – 2013, 2018 and 2020 – last year was Gartland’s first appearance in […]

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 […]

Youthful Donegal side search for fourth Nickey Rackard title

BY DÁIRE BONNAR THE Donegal hurlers begin their Nickey Rackard campaign this weekend with a trip to the Box-IT Athletic Grounds to face Armagh as they look to win the competition for a fourth time. Mickey McCann’s side have been coming up short in recent years since their most recent triumph in 2020, and since then […]

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 […]

Donoghue has taken to life in Donegal

By Ryan Ferry MICHAEL Donoghue has taken to life up north well as Donegal gear up for round three of Division 2B in the National Hurling League. The Galway man moved to Donegal in 2019 with his fiancée Alanah (McDonnell), a Glenties native. In his earlier playing days, Donoghue won the Galway Intermediate Hurling Championship […]

Ulster players honoured in official hurling team of the year

THE late, great Damian Casey has been named on an official GAA hurling selection alongside with two of his colleagues who featured in Tyrone’s Nickey Rackard Cup triumph this season. Casey, who died tragically in June, has been selected alongside Dermot Begley and Chris Kearns on a 15-man line-up which honours players across the Christy […]