Conor Glass


EVERY so often a player pops up with a performance that just creates a bit of a buzz. A bit of talk. In January that player was most certainly Conor Glass. Conor was instrumental as Watty Graham’s, Glen reclaimed the Ulster Minor football championship with the defender putting in a eye-catchingly accomplished performance against Killeavy, […]


Fearghal McMahon


GIVEN his talent on the soccer pitch, it was unsurprising to see Fearghal McMahon end this year’s MacRory campaign with four penalties scored from four attempts – even if the one against St Colman’s was courtesy of a rebound. What may be a surprise is that the Irish u-18 international plies his trade at centre-half […]


Joe Morgan


WHEN you think of the Down footballing nurseries you automatically think of the Newry giants St Colman’s and Abbey CBS. But if you dig a little deeper, you will find that St Mark’s, Warrenpoint has made their own meaty contribution to Down football. Mourne legends such as Mickey Linden, Paddy O’Rourke and Benny Coulter have […]


Danny Tallon


APRIL was a significant month for football in Derry as a new crop of future stars were born following St Patrick’s, Maghera’s Hogan Cup success at Croke Park. Their scintillating performance at headquarters was proof that the team were not going to be caught out by the occasion, and in Watty Graham’s marksman Danny Tallon, […]


Kyla Trainor


WITH a Gaelic Life Player of the Month gong, a county league title and a club double in the bag, you’d think Kyla Trainor would be content with her haul – but she’s not finished for the year just yet. In three weeks’ time she’ll also be hoping to capture the first ever Down GAA […]


Jude McCurdy


The Antrim minor hurlers were on a mission this year to win back the Ulster title which they lost to Down in 2012. Their neighbours in the Ards had pinched the trophy from under the Saffron noses, and Niall Kearney’s charges were determined to make a point by winning it back straight away. In preparation […]


Aodh Curran


LAST Friday night, Aodh Curran got to celebrate success, and also had his eyes opened to wider possibilities. At the Hillgrove Hotel, the Monaghan minor team, who won the Ulster Championship and League this season, gathered for a gala banquet to honour their achievements. Across the room sat the Monaghan senior team who had claimed […]


Niall McKenna


A LACK of belief is something that has been thrown at Antrim hurling sides time and time again as expectations have been heightened and then lowered with alarming ease in recent years. The talent in the county has been there, but for whatever reason it has proven extremely difficult to weld it together to form […]


Mark McFadden


A STRING of commanding performances in the colours of Loughgiel Shamrocks saw Mark McFadden lay claim to the September Gaelic Life Player of the Month award. The midfield maestro was at his brilliant best as he helped guide the Shamrocks to Antrim and Ulster crowns, culminating in a provincial final win over Derry’s Slaughtneil, and […]


Moya Feehan


MOYA Feehan has all the right attributes to become not only a great footballer, but a brilliant athlete. The 17-year-old won the Gaelic Life player of the month award for October following excellent performances for Shane O’Neill’s when they won the Ulster Junior Club Championship. Feehan also captained her club’s minor side to Ulster glory, […]