Canavan in front for Fermanagh

TYRONE legend Peter Canavan looks set to be unveiled as the next Fermanagh senior football manager in the coming weeks. A series of withdrawals by other candidates including Peter Clarke, Dominic Corrigan and Darren Chapman have all but cleared the way for Canavan to be appointed as the next Erne boss. The five-man selection panel […]

McGinley on Peter Canavan

Enda McGinley was our In Focus interview candidate this week. As well as talking about his new charity work, he also spoke about football and playing under Peter Canavan at Errigal. Here’s an extract: Ciaran Woods: There’s been a huge turnover of players in the Errigal senior side over recent years, to the point where […]

Jim won't fix it

LAST Friday, an official from the Russian Space Agency walked to the front door of a locked capsule located in the Russian Institute of Biomedical Problems, keyed in the passcode and opened the sealed doors. Within seconds, six frail looking men emerged into the sunlight, blinking. The men had just completed the final gruelling phase […]

McGinley's mountain climb

ON Saturday, Enda McGinley joined his Tyrone All-Ireland winning colleagues Stevie O’Neill and John Devine to take on a fresh challenge very different to anything they have encountered on a football pitch. The Westport Sea2Summit Race is a grueling test for even the most hardened multi-event competitors with last years inaugural event being viewed as […]

Devenney – Calm down everyone

LIKE everyone else in Donegal, it was with a mix of surprise and disappointment that I watched the events of the last seven days unfold, events which have led to a situation which brought Kevin Cassidy’s Donegal career to an end. I know both men well, I can see their reasons. It’s just unfortunate that […]

Incidents harmed the GAA

NATIONAL Referees co-ordinator Michael Curley has reacted to the suspensions laid down on the Rasharkin GAA club this week by insisting that violence and intimidation of match officials cannot be tolerated at any level. The Antrim county board has moved to expel one player, two club members, and a member of the club’s coaching staff […]

Jarlath – Opening the book on GAA drama

I AM reading two books at present, namely Let This Be Our Secret, the story of Colin Howell by Deric Henderson who is a good friend and loyal follower of Tyrone. The other one is This Is Our Year, by Declan Bogue of this parish. One is a rollicking roller coaster account of how emotion, […]

Axed star felt there was 'unfinished business'

Here’s an extract from the statement that Kevin Cassidy made following Jim McGuinness decision to drop him from the Donegal panel. It is with great regret that following the events of Tuesday, it appears my inter-county career is over. From my debut in 2002, I always took an immense pride and gave my all when […]

Cassidy speaks

AXED Donegal star Kevin Cassidy insists that he does not regret his involvement in the book This Is Our Year’ which has led to him being dropped from the county squad by boss Jim McGuinness. In a statement released exclusively to Gaelic Life yesterday, Cassidy stated that he felt he had not overstepped the mark […]

Brown rates 2002 minors as the best

Ronan Scott: You rate the 2002 minor team as the best? Chris Brown: I would have thought so. There was more natural players on the team. Quite a number have proved that to come through on Derry senior teams.  They were two good year groups. Paul Young had been a minor in 2000, and he […]