Masters season returns with strong Ulster representation

By Niall McCoy THE Masters is back, no not in Augusta, but across the country as 25 football teams go in search of the Mick Loftus Cup. Ulster representation has always been strong in this growing format with Tyrone winning the last three titles and Donegal the crown before that in 2019 with Covid ruling […]

Feature: Keeping up appearances

Niall Gartland takes a look at the all- time record championship appearance holders Stephen Cluxton (118 appearances) THE man in front is Stephen Cluxton. It seems like the Dublin goalkeeper has been around forever (well let’s forget about that wee sabbatical he took) and he’s streaked ahead of the rest when it comes to all-time championship […]

Captain hails Cavanagh’s sideline impact

By Oisin Duddy IT’S fair to say that Moy captain Declan Conroy is looking to this Saturday’s showdown in the Tyrone Intermediate Championship final against Pomeroy (O’Neill’s Healy Park, 6pm). The Moy, who haven’t won an Intermediate Championship since their Tyrone, Ulster and All-Ireland treble in 2017-18, will hope to deliver a performnance befitting of […]

Middle ground: Some of the greatest midfield partnerships

Derry were hailed as having the best midfield partnership in the game this year. We look back at some of the finest midfield pairings in GAA history. Brian McGilligan and Anthony Tohill (Derry) IT pretty much says it all that both men made up the midfield spots when the All-Stars were handed out in the […]

Big day performers

Some of the legends of the game have produced their best work on All-Ireland final day, and Niall Gartland takes a look back at some of the very best individual performances in recent decades in All-Ireland SFC deciders… Maurice Fitzgerald  1997 MAURICE Fitzgerald’s performance in the 1997 All-Ireland final is the stuff of legends, but it […]

Tyrone Masters set to renew acquaintances with the Dubs

By Niall Gartland TYRONE Masters stand on the cusp of another All-Ireland final appearance as they renew acquaintances with Dublin at Kingspan Breffni in Cavan this Saturday afternoon. The Tyrone over-40s team came up trumps against Dublin in the last two All-Ireland finals but there’s no guarantee that it’ll be a similar story this weekend […]

Master of his craft

By Shaun Casey EVERY youngster that grows up in the Orchard County dreams of pulling on that famed orange and white shirt and representing Armagh. It’s an honour that not everyone gets to enjoy, and some have to wait longer than others. For Padraig McKeever, managing director of McKeever Sports, the official supplier of all Armagh GAA […]

The Red Hands are on the right track says Sean Cavanagh

By Niall Gartland SEAN Cavanagh believes a few subtle adjustments could transform Tyrone’s season for the better as they gear up for Saturday’s All-Ireland group stage clash against Armagh. While the Red Hands are certainly playing well, they’re yet to hit the heights that saw them surge to All-Ireland glory back in 2021. Five-time all-star […]

The big-game performers on Ulster final day

Niall Gartland takes a look at the footballers who have shone brightest on Ulster Championship final day in recent seasons, picking up the Man of the Match awards 2022: Brendan Rogers (Derry) ONE of the most likeable lads on the inter-county circuit and also one of the most talented, Brendan Rogers had a game to […]

Cumann Chat: Cavanagh deserves the benefit of the doubt

Cavanagh deserves the benefit of the doubt IT’S good that there is some GAA news to keep us occupied during the lockdown, and Sean Cavanagh certainly stepped up the plate this week. His use of the phrase “up here in the UK” was a strange one in an interview with RTE, and understandably ruffled some […]