By Michael McMullan WHEN the dust settled on Cargin’s hard-fought win over Aghagallon, manager Ronan Devlin felt the glass was half-full. The champions are preparing for the next step of their title against St Brigid’s on Sunday (Dunsilly, 2pm). Devlin’s immediate “kneejerk” reaction to his team’s performance didn’t give enough credit to what Aghagallon brought […]
Thirty years ago St Colman’s, Newry were on their way to winning the MacRory and Hogan Cup double. Ronan Hamill was the captain and he looks back on the memories of a special year. Michael McMullan writes… THIS St Colman’s Newry success had graft and togetherness as the cornerstones of a group that spent seven […]
By Michael McMullan IT has the makings of an interesting race for the Antrim senior football title next year with Aghagallon’s appointment of former Down manager Pete McGrath as their senior boss for 2023. Aghagallon reached their second Saffron senior final in as many seasons and had Cargin on the ropes before being reeled back […]
FORMER Down manager Pete McGrath will take on a new management role in 2023. The two-time All-Ireland winning manager has been appointed as manager of Antrim club Aghagallon. McGrath, who also managed Fermanagh and Louth, was involved with Burren footballers last season under Jim McCorry. Alongside Ray Morgan, he was central to the success of […]
WE look at the most successful schools in the history of the MacRory Cup St Colman’s, Newry (20 titles) NOT only have St Colman’s won the most MacRory Cup titles, but they’ve also excelled at All-Ireland level, winning the Hogan Cup eight times (only St Jarlath’s Tuam have won more). Known as a nursery for […]
Mickey Linden was one of the greatest forwards to grace the playing fields of Down, Ulster and beyond. He had a pace and athleticism that saw him play until the age of 56 and dip his toes into athletics. By Michael McMullan THE day Mayobridge great Tom O’Hare brought the Sam Maguire Cup to the […]
GAA PRESIDENT Aogán Ó Fearghaíl has revealed his personal disappointment that Pete McGrath has stepped down as Fermanagh senior boss as a consequence of player unrest. Just last Tuesday Fermanagh GAA announced that McGrath would be staying on for a fifth season in charge, but it is understood that a players’ meeting on Thursday evening […]
ULSTER football manager Pete McGrath fears that the death knell has been sounded for the inter-provincial competitions following Connacht’s decision to pull out of both tournaments. Ulster GAA will now discuss the matter with the nine counties at their next CCC meeting on Tuesday week, and McGrath believes that this may prove to be the […]
John Morrison says the best managers know when to say they are wrong.
While players love taking part in it, the media believe that the Interprovincial competition lacks interest.