Holmes confident Canavan can deal with the hype

TYRONE’S surge to the inagural Ulster U17 Championship final against Cavan this Sunday has been spearheaded by a talented youngster with a rather familar surname. Darragh Canavan’s sparkling attacking performances with Tyrone and St Ciaran’s Ballygawley this year have already drawn inevitable comparisons with his father Peter Canavan, widely accepted as one of the greatest […]

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 […]

Down v Armagh – a rivalry renewed

SUNDAY’S meeting of Down and Armagh will be the first time that Páirc Esler has hosted an Ulster Championship match between the neighbours since 1991. The game, the names, and the old ground itself have changed considerably from that day in the rain when Down won a forgettable quarter-final 1-7 to 0-8, but the rivalry […]

Vernon pays tribute to Armagh stalwart McKeever

ARMAGH’S Charlie Vernon has paid tribute to his long-standing team-mate Ciaran McKeever ahead of their eagerly awaited Ulster Championship quarter-final clash with Down this Sunday. Ciaran McKeever, who turns 34 later this month, admitted he seriously considered bringing the curtain down on his inter-county career last summer. He resisted the urge to call it a […]