Clarke at a distance from Cavan-Monaghan hype


IN normal circumstances, Cavan captain Killian Clarke would have to make an extra special effort to insulate himself from the friendly banter associated with their age-old rivalry with Monaghan, who they face in this Sunday’s Ulster Championship quarter-final. During his school days, Clarke crossed enemy lines more times than you’d care to mention as a […]


DJ Kane helps Antrim hurlers get back-to-basics


Christy Ring Cup final – Antrim v Carlow – Saturday, Croke Park 5pm In an extended interview in this week’s Gaelic Life, Terence ‘Sambo’ McNaughton reveals the role played by Down footballing legend DJ Kane in reviving the fortunes of Antrim hurling this year. It’s gone somewhat under the radar, but the former All-Ireland SFC […]


Vernon pays tribute to Armagh stalwart McKeever


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 […]


Down and Armagh set for surprise calls


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 […]


Burns unaffected by media criticism


DOWN manager Eamonn Burns claims that he has been unmoved by the slings and arrows which have been fired in his direction during the past two seasons. Speaking ahead of their eagerly awaited Ulster Championship quarter-final clash with Armagh on Sunday, Burns says that he has closed his ears to the avalanche of criticism that […]