THE GAA’s CCCC have called for a All-Ireland Club final between Glen and Kilmacud Crokes after upholding Glen’s objection. The decision comes the day after both clubs met with Croke Park officials to discuss the fallout after the Crokes’ 1-11 to 1-9 win that saw 17 Crokes players remain on the field of play during […]
All-Ireland Club SFC Final Glen v Kilmacud Crokes Sunday, Croke Park, 3.30pm By Niall Gartland IN a way, match previews are an exercise in futility. I mean, what sooth-sayer would have predicted that Kilcoo goalkeeper Niall Kane would have scored a goal from a ’45’ in last year’s All-Ireland final. Advertisement Or that the game […]
SUNDAY is the day that the footballers of Glen and the hurlers of Dunloy have been dreaming about since they first pulled on their boots at the start of last year. Granted, it has been a long slog for both teams but it’s one that both teams would gladly endure in order to reach the […]
By Michael McMullan MALACHY O’Rourke is planning to face Paul Mannion this Sunday but the Glen boss doesn’t expect to see the Kilmacud Crokes star in from the start. Mannion, who spent the summer playing alongside Glen’s Ciaran McFaul for the Donegal Boston club, kicked 0-9 in his first outing for the Crokes in their […]
AS the curtain closes on 2022, we look forward to another year of GAA action as the new season throws in in a few days’ time. Teams all over Ireland will be busy setting goals and targets for the upcoming year buy here is my wish list for 2023. 1) A new resurgent Donegal As […]
Disciplined teams are winning teams Raymond Munroe told Gaelic Life in a recent article that he was inspired by the advice from Mickey Moran about successful teams. Munroe said that Moran told him, ‘disciplined teams, are winning teams.’ Another piece in last week’s paper saw Kevin Madden explain that in 1996 Henry Downey told him […]
AS a spectator you would have to be pleased with the entertainment value of last weekend’s games. I’ll get to the individual teams in a moment, but what struck me about the games was the fitness levels of players for this time of year.