Croker experience will stand to us: Laverty

By Niall Gartland DISAPPOINTED Down boss Conor Laverty hopes that their Tailteann Cup experience will ultimately stand to his team in future years. The Mourne men couldn’t have any complaints as they were out-gunned by a powerful Meath side at Croke Park on Saturday afternoon, but it still represented a disappointing end to the season. […]

Down not getting carried away says Laverty

By Niall Gartland WHILE Down couldn’t have been any more convincing winners in their Tailteann Cup semi-final rout of Laois, Conor Laverty acknowledged that it’s unlikely to be quite so simple in their final clash against Meath in a fortnight’s time. Down banged in eight goals in a supreme attacking performance against Billy Sheehan’s Laois, […]

JACK MADDEN: The Tailteann race is hotting up

TWO years ago, Rod Stewart was invited to partake in the Scottish Cup fifth-round draw. Stewart himself claims to be an avid Celtic supporter. Avid Celtic supporters don’t overly claim Stewart. The 11th January 2021 was one of several indicators as to why. There aren’t too many members of the Green Brigade that are invited […]

Erne boss hoping for ‘response’ in knock-out clash

By Mark McGoldrick FERMANAGH manager Kieran Donnelly is expecting a huge challenge from Laois this Saturday evening in Brewster Park (6pm) , in the Tailteann Cup preliminary quarter-final. The Erne County were hoping to make it straight into the last eight, but defeat to Antrim at the weekend means they now face a preliminary clash against Laois. […]

Antrim footballers aiming to add to winning start

By Shaun Casey FOLLOWING their convincing nine-point win over Leitrim in the opening round of the Tailteann Cup, Antrim will be aiming to make it two from two when they travel to Wexford Park on Saturday evening. Three second half goals saw Andy McEntee’s side power to a convincing 3-18 to 2-12 victory, on home […]

McParland keen to end Down trophy wait

By Niall McCoy DOWN defender Niall McParland has said that the Mourne County need to end their long wait for silverware as they look ahead to a Tailteann Cup campaign that has them ear-marked as one of the favourites. Down went out at the first stage last year as they lost heavily to Cavan, but […]

Jones wary of ‘tricky’ Wexford opposition

By Mark McGoldrick RYAN Jones says Fermanagh’s target must be to ‘win the Tailteann Cup’ as the Erne men prepare for Sunday’s group stage opener when they face Wexford in Brewster Park. “We have to really look to win it,” said the Erne midfielder, “there are a few other teams who are at that level […]

Draws for the Sam Maguire and Tailteann Cups

THE draws were made for the new-look All-Ireland series on Tuesday afternoon. All-Ireland champions Kerry will face Mayo if they retain their Munster title. League champions Galway’s prize for winning Connacht will be a tricky looking group two that includes the 2021 champions Tyrone, Tailteann Cup winners Westmeath and the loser of the Ulster final […]