O’Hagan puts support behind Poacher


  DOWN defender Darren O’Hagan has become the first Mourne county player to go on record supporting a potential managerial candidate – and he has thrown his weight behind Steven Poacher. The Carlow coach is part of a ticket that has Shane Mulholland alongside him as joint manager. O’Hagan, a former captain and senior figure […]


Tyrone star McShane coming off an emotional few weeks


SUNDAY’S winner-takes-all ‘Super Eight’ clash against Donegal holds an extra special resonance for Tyrone youngster Cathal McShane. Living only a stone’s thrown from the border, the Leckpatrick man has strong family connections with Tyrone’s immediate county to the west. His grandmother Bridget McShane, originally from Tory Island off the Donegal coast, sadly passed away on […]


Malone maintaining a sunny disposition


DERMOT Malone started both of Monaghan’s two recent Ulster final triumphs – 2013 and 2015 – but, in terms of importance, he’s reluctant to rank them alongside Saturday’s do-or-die ‘Super Eight’ finale against Galway. The Farney are bidding for their first All-Ireland semi-final berth since 1988 but Malone isn’t feeling unduly pressured ahead of this […]