JACK MADDEN: Salthill success on the cards for Galway

YOU’D wonder what went through Shane Walsh’s head as the ball hung high in the dark grey Carrick-on-Shannon sky. It hadn’t been his day. The magic moment you come to expect slipped from his grasp. Rip up the script. Less than 24 hours previously, Toulouse defeated Ronan O’Gara’s Stade Rochelais to win the French Top14 title. […]

Another classic on the cards?

By Shaun Casey A LOT of GAA commentary usually looks backwards instead of forwards and when it comes to Galway and Armagh, it’s impossible to preview this weekend’s tie without reflecting on last summer’s epic encounter. Goals, last minute equalisers, fights, red cards, heroic comebacks, penalties. You name it, last year’s quarter-final had it. Croke […]

The leading contenders

1 Dublin Right, they played in Division Two and haven’t been as formidable looking since Jim Gavin set sail a few years ago, but I’m still tipping Dublin to take home the big one at the end of the season. You get the sense that the old heads on the Dublin team are determined to […]

Tyrone have it all to prove

ALL IRELAND SFC ROUND 1 Galway v Tyrone Saturday, Pearse Stadium, 5.15pm By Niall Gartland Advertisement ONE wonders whether the Tyrone camp will have appreciated Paul Flynn’s comments at the weekend on the Sunday Game. Whatever about the Derry and Armaghs of this world, the gravelly voiced Dub opted to hype up the Red Hands […]

Galway team announced for the visit of Tyrone

GALWAY have named their team for the visit of Tyrone in the All-Ireland series on Saturday (5.15pm Pearse Stadium). There is a return for Paul Conroy who sat out the Connacht final win over Sligo as a precaution after picking up an impact injury in training. Aside from Eoghan and Patrick Kelly being outside the […]

Donaghy hoping home support can aid Armagh

By Shaun Casey A HUGE home support will be a major boost to Armagh this weekend when they host last year’s All-Ireland finalists Galway in a crunch league time at the BOX-IT Athletic Grounds. It’s a repeat of last year’s sensational All-Ireland quarter-final meeting, which the Tribesmen edged after a penalty shootout. Armagh coach Kieran Donaghy […]

Monaghan hope to continue winning momentum

By Shaun Casey AFTER back-to-back victories over Ulster rivals Donegal and table-toppers Roscommon, Monaghan breathed a sigh of relief last Sunday, their first of the season. After all the huffing and puffing that followed their defeats to Armagh and Kerry, things aren’t looking too bad. They’re not safe from relegation just yet, but those fears have […]