Liam Peoples: A true Gael


By Michael McMullan IRREPLACEABLE. It’s just one word, but I heard it repeatedly by a handful of Claudy officials at Liam’s wake. That’s how they describe him. It was a community in a state of shock when the news broke last weekend. Advertisement As a goalkeeper in Derry’s team that reached the 1981 All-Ireland minor […]


Most eyes turning towards Ulster already


By Michael McMullan AFTER all the shadow boxing – with the exception of Tyrone’s knock-out action – across Ulster, the championship race picked up pace with only a handful of football titles up for grabs. The Tyrone and Derry county finals take place this weekend with the Monaghan intermediate champions yet to be crowned. After […]


Derry duo named on All-Star football team


TWO of Derry’s Ulster winning team have been listed on the All-Star team of the year. Rory Gallagher’s side took home the Anglo Celt Cup for the first time since 1998 before bowing out to Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final. Skipper Chrissy McKaigue – who has played 113 times for Derry – and midfielder Conor […]


Tyrone-Derry Dr McKenna Cup date changed


The Dr McKenna Cup meeting between Tyrone and Derry has been changed to Thursday December 20th in Celtic Park with an 8pm throw in. Originally, the game was scheduled for Sunday December 16th in Owenbeg but since the game has been changed. The reason for the change is not yet known. This will be the […]


Nominations for position of Antrim chairman revealed


Gaelic Life can reveal that the three nominations for the position of Antrim chairman have been named.  St.Enda’s businessman Ciaran McCavana, St.Paul’s club man Joe Edwards and outgoing north Antrim chairman Owen Elliot make up the nominations which clubs had until yesterday to make. The men will replace the outgoing team of Collie Donnelly, vice […]


In This Week’s GL: Shane Elliott Blast’s Fixture Makers


In this week’s Gaelic Life, columnist, Shane Elliott blasts the hurling fixture makers for their scheduling of vital club games. With this year’s Ulster Club Hurling Final scheduled for November 11th, Elliot lambastes those making the decision to play such a vital game in the harsh winter months. Elliott examines the difficulties with a prolonged […]


Cargin and Castlerahan claim titles in Antrim and Cavan


Antrim Senior Football Championship Final 2018 Cargin 0-5 Creggan 0-4 Cargin have beaten local rivals Creggan in a low scoring Antrim decider to claim the title in Ahoghill. Advertisement After a dour first half of football the team’s were tied, 0-2 apiece before Michael McCann kicked a late winner as Cargin claimed their third county […]


Hughes – Ulster Club is my favourite competition


In this week’s Gaelic Life, Scotstown star Kieran Hughes tells Niall Gartland that the Ulster Club Championship is his favourite competition bar none.  Speaking ahead of his side’s Preliminary Round clash with Derrygonnelly, Hughes says that it is something he will never regret saying even after provincial glory and big days in Croke Park with […]


Ulster Championship 2019 Draw Made as Rivals Collide


The draw for the 2019 Ulster Senior Football Championship has been made tonight live on RTÉ.  Old rivals, Tyrone and Derry will meet for the third time in four years after being drawn in this year’s preliminary round with the winners facing Antrim in the quarter-final. There will be a repeat of the 2018 Ulster […]


McGrath: Connacht exit may be deathknell for inter-pros


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 […]