DOWN manager Eamonn Burns looks set to hand a sensational inter-county debut to defender Anthony Doherty while Armagh midfielder Ethan Rafferty may be drafted in as one of the squad’s two goalkeepers. Gaelic Life understands that the RGU Downpatrick man will start in the Down full-back line in Sunday’s Ulster quarter-final, and given his height […]
Ahead of Sunday’s Down and Armagh clash in Newry, Gaelic Life columnist Finnian Moriarty had paid tribute to James Morgan and Darren O’Hagan.
GAELIC Life columnist Kevin Cassidy has hit out at the current state of Derry football.
IF Down’s Ulster famine has been excruciating for their fans, the wait for a championship win over bitter rivals Armagh has been equally unbearable. Clonduff man Darren O’Hagan is attempting to become the first player since Paddy O’Rourke in 1992 to lead Down to a championship win over the Orchard county. The rivalry has belonged […]
GAELIC Life hurling columnist John Martin believes that the Munster Championship is set for another upset this weekend as Limerick meet Clare.
RORY Kavanagh has revealed the ‘intrusive’ experience of being required to produce a urine sample in the immediate aftermath of Donegal’s Division One final win over Mayo in 2007. Drug testing in the GAA hit the spotlight this week when it came to public attention that Kerry footballer Brendan O’Sullivan tested positive for the stimulant […]
THE heinous accusation that Gaelic football bears more than a passing resemblance to basketball needn’t be derogatory – just ask Tyrone sibling duo Conall and Tiernan McCann. The dimensions are a lot smaller – a typical basketball court is 28 by 15 metres whereas a GAA pitch is at least 130 by 80 metres – […]
Do you understand how to deal with defeat?
ON SUNDAY, Derry play Tyrone in the Ulster Championship in a game which there will be a startling lack of expectation on the shoulders of the Oak Leafers. For a county that dearly loves to beat the Red Hands, the pessimism that surrounds the team’s chances of winning emphasises the low point that the county […]
NIALL Keenan is aware of the pessimistic pre-match chatter ahead of Derry’s date with Tyrone in Sunday’s Ulster Championship quarter-final, but he’s not really put out by it. The 20-year-old Castledawson man had a chastening introduction to championship football in last year’s heavy defeat against Tyrone at Celtic Park. Although he wasn’t part of Damian […]