McCrory does his talking off the pitch

EXPERIENCED Tyrone defender Aidan McCrory admits that he has no personal recollection of any verbal jousting with Donegal from past meetings, but is aware that it probably goes on. The two counties have developed a fierce rivalry over the course of the last eight seasons, their many encounters brimming with flashpoints and unsavoury incidents. More […]

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 […]

O’Hagan out to end 25 years of hurt for Down

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 […]