Just like the GAA itself, the ability to complain and give out is woven into the very fabric of our being. It’s a cultural thing, a GAA thing, an Irish thing. It applies to all walks of life, whether sport or business, and we are naturally pessimistic. A far cry from the movie caricature of the Irish as a happy-go-lucky bunch, our default setting is one of pessimism.
With Paul Earley having announced his Irish International Rules management team this week, here’s a few heavy-hitting highlights from down through the years to get you in the mood. Fasten your seatbelts, it’s a bumpy ride!
Each week Gaelic Life will post a new picture minus the ball and it is up to you to tell us where you think the ball is situated. If a number of entrants correctly select the right grid reference a winner will be selected at random and they will win a McKeever ball. Simple as that! Good […]
The famous goal scored by Owen Mulligan in Croke Park against Dublin.
IN his Gaelic Life column last week, Brian McGuigan spoke of how there is no better feeling than standing with your clubmates after a victory in knockout football. Unfortunately, the other side of the coin is a galling experience – and I know it all to well having witnessed my beloved Dromintee fall at the […]
So, now that all the club Championships in the province have thrown in at this stage, I can happily grasp the nettle that is the back door debate. It seems as though there are as many championship structures in Ulster as there are closing acts for the Olympics, and unfortunately they are equally underwhelming. Straight […]
By Ciaran Woods Those of you who were following our tweets on Sunday afternoon will know this already, but for the benefit of the few who have not yet signed up to the #GLCOMMENT phenomenon, bear with me. I said at half-time in yesterday’s game that the second half of the All-Ireland quarter-final clash was […]
By Niall McCoy In September 2009, I received a statement directly from the Armagh panel condemning the county board’s selection process for a new manager. In it they identified a ‘primary candidate… whom the players remain supportive but due to what we see as personal agendas, and a flawed process, their voices have been overlooked.’ […]
SO Tyrone’s last four championship exits have been as follows; a five-point defeat to Cork in 2009, a five-point loss to Dublin in 2010, a seven-point loss to the same opposition last year and a 10-point defeat to Kerry at the weekend. The Red Hands haven’t dined at the top table for quite a while […]