Ulster Championship Team of the Year: Oaks stand tall again

Derry’s win over Armagh brought the curtain down on another Ulster Senior Football Championship. Michael McMullan cast his eyes over the key players in his Team of the Year selection. 1 – Odhrán Lynch (Derry) LITTLE to choose between him and Ethan Rafferty but saving three penalties in a shoot-out is something Lynch, Derry folk or […]

All-Ireland trail now in Derry’s sights says Rogers

By Michael McMullan BIDDING for the county’s All-Ireland title will definitely be long-term thoughts when Derry return to training insists Ulster final goalscorer Brendan Rogers. Winning the McKenna Cup was the first target. Tick. Next, it was righting the wrongs of their 2022 promotion failure. Tick. Then it moved on to retaining their Ulster title. Tick. “Tuesday […]

Patrick Morrison – Raise your standards

By Patrick Morrison TO reach the top and become the best takes a massive amount of time and effort to perfect your goalkeeping. You will spend hours and hours refining your skills with the aim of improving your performances between the posts. Ultimately, it is important to understand that perfection is unattainable because each time […]

Gaelic Life Team of the Week

Here is a look at our latest team of the week. 1 Odhran Lynch Derry A few vital saves in their penalty shoot-out win over Down. 2 Michael McKernan Tyrone A typically all-action display as Tyrone impressed against Cavan. 3 Aodhan Breathnach Gaoth Dobhair Fine showing as his side claimed the Donegal U-21 title against […]

PATRICK MORRISON: Know what you want

By Patrick Morrison “THIS compass does not point north… It points to the thing you want most in this world.” – Captain Jack Sparrow. This is a quote from Hollywood blockbuster movie ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ starring Johnny Depp as the flamboyant and estranged pirate Captain Jack Sparrow. The film follows the serendipitous antihero as […]

PATRICK MORRISON: Back to basics

By Patrick Morrison DURING the past few seasons, we have really seen an increase in the number of goalkeepers that are confident in joining the outfield play. And there has been something of a phenomenon, especially from a goalkeeping point of view, there has been an explosion of press about the position. Some were excited […]