Cavan revolution begins here

PROMOTION out of division three must be a priority for Cavan after a litany of miserable seasons. The aspirations that Cavan have cannot be achieved from a berth in the third tier. But first, they must prove that they are division two standard team and that means gaining promotion and staying there. Last year Donegal […]

Scores to be settled

SLIGO and Antrim, we have been here before. We go back further than this, but we recall the masterstroke pulled by Liam Bradley at the division four league final of 2009 when he was aware of Donegal boss John Joe Doherty providing analysis for TG4 at Pearse Park. That day, he lined up the team […]

Easy start for Oak Leafers

A RUN to the McKenna Cup final should have left Derry fans positive about the upcoming league campaign, but the litany of errors, and the low scoring-return of the second half was disappointing. The loss of James Conway to a sending off certainly had an effect on the game, but they can’t blame that for […]

McEnaney v McEneaney

WELL hello Banty, we meet again. It’s sure to be a strange afternoon on the sideline for the Corduff man as he takes his new side into battle against so many of his trusted foot soldiers from so many years service. As he casts his eye across the park, the faces and their qualities will […]

Scores favour Tyrone

WHEN these sides clash at Croke Park on Saturday evening, something’s got to give. Kildare have done everything asked of them, three wins out of three in the O’Byrne Cup courtesy of victories over DIT, Offaly and Dublin, before their final against DCU was called off last Sunday afternoon due to the adverse weather conditions. […]

Armagh in trouble against understrength Cork

ARMAGH meet the 2010 All-Ireland champions Cork coming off the back of a mediocre Power NI Dr McKenna Cup, and a 2011 season that was unremarkable to say the least. Let’s not forget that Armagh needed two games to beat Wicklow in last year’s championship. Their last meeting with Cork was in round seven of […]

Ulster champions short-handed

IT’S A shame for Donegal that Michael Murphy and Colm McFadden are missing through injury from the Donegal attacking sextet this weekend, as with six Down defenders on the casualty list, there was an opportunity for the pair to do significant damage. Instead, the Tir Chonaill men must find their scores elsewhere as they attempt […]

Fortune favours Down

REMEMBER Ballybofey, early summer 2010? Benny Coulter’s goal which set the red and black train in motion, on a run which took them all the way to an All-Ireland final at Croke Park? It seems like only a blink of the eye since that day, but so much has happened since. Down stalled, while Donegal […]

Jarlath – Issue of management payment highlights hypocrisy

OVER the next four weeks, counties have been asked to put together a submission as to their proposals for the future of how we deal with the issue of paid managers. We’re living in interesting times. Watch this debate become a competition to see who can be the greatest Gael. Men whose clubs shell out […]

Bonner recalls missed Bhoy-hood

Declan Bonner passed up a potential career as a soccer star to focus on Gaelic Football. The 1992 All-Ireland title certainly suggests that he made the right decision. In the current issue of Gaelic Life, he explains the moment when he took the path to GAA glory. Ronan Scott: What were your early days playing […]