John Martin

John Martin: Death knell for Ulster Championship

DYING OUT...John Martin believes that the competition could be beyond saving

DYING OUT…John Martin believes that the competition could be beyond saving



GAELIC Life hurling columnist John Martin believes that last weekend’s Ulster Senior Hurling Championship final could be the last one ever played.

Antrim easily disposed of Armagh in Owenbeg to claim their 16th consecutive title, and Martin believes that the competition may now be beyond saving.

Advertisement

“The six-day turnaround to the start of the Ring, Rackard and Meagher Cups ensures that full commitment from all counties was always going to be difficult and I can’t help but think that the small crowd that travelled to Owenbeg on Sunday could have witnessed the last ever Ulster final,” he said.

The full column is in this week’s Gaelic Life, available in shops now or online here.

DOWN will no longer have the surprise factor to carry into Sunday’s Ulster final but remain a dangerous threat...

IN an era of heavy gym work, Niall Sludden believes that skill-work remains the most necessary component for success...

DOWN boss Eamonn Burns says he won’t be harping back to his own playing days in the lead up...