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, […]

Finnén Maguire

BEING an Ulster Club hat-trick hero helped Armagh’s Finnén Maguire to the November Gaelic Life Player of the Month title. The Cúchullains sharp-shooter bagged three goals in his side’s Ulster Minor Club victory over hotly-fancied Dungiven in the provincial semi-final, and although the final proved to be a negative outcome for the Orchard lads, it […]

David McGurrin

AODH Ruadh Ballyshannon rising star David McGurrin admits that he was caught by surprise by the wave of support he received when he was voted in as Gaelic Life’s December player of the month. The forward made the Gaelic Life team of the week in our December 5 issue, on a team that included Ballinderry’s […]