Last Wednesday night, on May 28, Stewartstown became the first team in Ulster to exit their club championship title race.
Over the course of the last year, while I’ve been writing for the Gaelic Life, my own personal approach to training, fitness and general health has evolved.
Only as recently as last Tuesday club managers have been informed in Down that the first group game in the senior championship will take place in two weeks time, Thursday 12th June.
Last week I was in the palatial surroundings of the St Patrick’s, Stamullen Club on the Dublin/Meath border giving a course to coaches on Coaching Skills to Young Players.
In the Tyrone v Down game last Sunday, there was nearly 300 hand passes throughout the course of the match.
Ever hear that old saying, ‘If you don’t use it you’ll lose it?’ That can very easily be applied to strength. I see the same pattern occur every year, and I try my best to prevent it happening where I can. It goes a little like this…
Recently after excellent League campaigns, Derry, Donegal and Cavan suffered potentially demoralising defeats in their respective divisional finals.
Captain fantastic led by example as Donegal roared past Fingal to ensure promotion into Division 2B for the 2015 season. Boyle has been a key man for Ray Durack all season as the county’s fortunes continue to improve.
Cavan were in imperious form in the grpoup stages of Division Three this year. They travelled to Limerick in an attempt to make it seven wins from seven and despite Terry Hyland experimenting, they managed to do it with Tinnelly starring in the defence.
The Derry school were on the crest of a wave having retained their MacRory Cup with a win against Omagh CBS. They moved onto an All-Ireland semi-final against Colaiaste Eoin, Dublin and Convery chipped in with a brilliant nine points, seven from play, in the 1-14 to 0-8 victory.