Bonner – Donegal U21s are on a journey


THE All-Ireland U21 Championship may pass in the blink of an eye, but for Donegal boss Declan Bonner it’s the culmination of an arduous but rewarding journey for management and player alike. When Bonner first came on board as U16 manager a five-year plan was installed in Donegal aimed at bolstering the senior inter-county team […]


O’Neill tips Tyrone to bounce back


TYRONE’S form has taken a nosedive in the past few weeks but Stephen O’Neill is confident that they can rectify matters for the championship. Hopes were high of qualifying for the league final after a bright early start but a triple whammy of defeats to Donegal, Mayo and Kerry put an end to that particular […]


Hickey should never have been appointed – McDonnell


STEVEN McDonnell has hit out at the decision to appoint Clare referee Rory Hickey to last Sunday’s relegation showdown between his neighbouring county Tipperary and Armagh. Hickey was the butt of criticism for a string of bewildering decisions that appeared to favour the Premier County. Their comeback victory sealed promotion to Division Two at Armagh’s […]


McGeeney deserves credit for persistence – Clarke


FORMER Armagh forward Ronan Clarke believes senior boss Kieran McGeeney deserves great credit for his persistence in the face of no little criticism during his tenure. The Orchard County are one step away from promotion to Division Two – they must defeat Tipperary in a winner-takes-all clash in this Sunday’s league finale at the Athletic […]