PATRICK MORRISON: Football always finds a way

By Patrick Morrison WITH the newest ‘fly goalie’ phenomenon becoming ever present within Gaelic football, I regularly get asked for my thoughts on the evolution of the goalkeeping position. First and foremost I explain that is natural and something that should be embraced and nurtured rather than shunned because allowing it to evolve without resistance […]

PATRICK MORRISON: Master your situation

By Patrick Morrison OVER the past few weekends, we have seen some excellent exhibitions of goalkeeping in numerous matches. Colm Reape (Mayo), Shaun Patton (Donegal), Niall Kane (Down), Shane Ryan (Kerry), Odhrán Lynch (Derry) and probably the best and most all-round performance from Tyrone’s Niall Morgan against Armagh in Omagh. All of the goalkeeping skills […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: Glenties face kick-out conundrum

AFTER the tragic events here in Donegal last weekend, the county final was rightly postponed and now it will take place this Saturday. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those who lost their lives and we pray that they will gather strength from those around them. This year’s county final […]

GAA players turned soccer stars

JAMIE Clarke has made the headlines for throwing his lot with Newry City. Shaun Casey looks at some of the GAA stars who made it on the soccer scene… Jamie Clarke (Armagh) THE former Armagh attacker is the latest GAA star to switch codes and sign up for a soccer career in the Irish League. […]

Patton anticipates confusion and mistakes

By Frank Craig SHAUN Patton admits there will be plenty of trepidation surrounding the GAA’s return to play – and it won’t all be Covid-19 based. The GAA has confirmed that the new playing rule changes, implemented at the start of the year, are to remain in place. Inter-county sides have some experience of the […]

We ask top stoppers for their views on rule change

By Kieran Lynch Last week, the GAA Congress passed a motion from Kildare club Raheens,  which will prohibit a defender who receives a kick-out from passing it  back to his goalkeeper. The proposed rule was met with frustration by Gaelic Life columnist Patrick Morrison, who said in his recent article ‘Don’t Fear the Keeper’: “The […]