SUNDAY’S meeting of Down and Armagh will be the first time that Páirc Esler has hosted an Ulster Championship match between the neighbours since 1991. The game, the names, and the old ground itself have changed considerably from that day in the rain when Down won a forgettable quarter-final 1-7 to 0-8, but the rivalry […]
See this week’s Gaelic Life for the second half of our exclusive two-part interview with Antrim football’s only ever All-Star, Andy McCallin. Here’s a taster… A CAPACITY attendance of 40,000 has packed into St Tiernach’s Park for the 1970 Ulster Final. Antrim haven’t won the title for 19 years, but there’s high hopes this year. […]
ARMAGH’S Charlie Vernon has paid tribute to his long-standing team-mate Ciaran McKeever ahead of their eagerly awaited Ulster Championship quarter-final clash with Down this Sunday. Ciaran McKeever, who turns 34 later this month, admitted he seriously considered bringing the curtain down on his inter-county career last summer. He resisted the urge to call it a […]
KIERAN McGeeney is set to give four players their first taste of championship action in Sunday’s Ulster clash with Down.
DOWN manager Eamonn Burns looks set to hand a sensational inter-county debut to defender Anthony Doherty while Armagh midfielder Ethan Rafferty may be drafted in as one of the squad’s two goalkeepers. Gaelic Life understands that the RGU Downpatrick man will start in the Down full-back line in Sunday’s Ulster quarter-final, and given his height […]
Ahead of Sunday’s Down and Armagh clash in Newry, Gaelic Life columnist Finnian Moriarty had paid tribute to James Morgan and Darren O’Hagan.
GAELIC Life columnist Kevin Cassidy has hit out at the current state of Derry football.
IF Down’s Ulster famine has been excruciating for their fans, the wait for a championship win over bitter rivals Armagh has been equally unbearable. Clonduff man Darren O’Hagan is attempting to become the first player since Paddy O’Rourke in 1992 to lead Down to a championship win over the Orchard county. The rivalry has belonged […]
GAELIC Life hurling columnist John Martin believes that the Munster Championship is set for another upset this weekend as Limerick meet Clare.
RORY Kavanagh has revealed the ‘intrusive’ experience of being required to produce a urine sample in the immediate aftermath of Donegal’s Division One final win over Mayo in 2007. Drug testing in the GAA hit the spotlight this week when it came to public attention that Kerry footballer Brendan O’Sullivan tested positive for the stimulant […]