Meenagh backs McKaigue to be ready for league decider

By Michael McMullan ALL-STAR defender Chrissy McKaigue should be in line for action in Sunday’s NFL showdown with Dublin says Derry Assistant Manager Ciaran Meenagh. Speaking at Monday’s launch of the Ulster Championship, Meenagh also paid to tribute to strength and conditioning coaches Peter Hughes and Sean Quinn with he county’s medical team for keeping […]

Donnelly chasing character in Erne promotion push

By Katrina Brennan ‘CHARACTER’, ‘focus’ and ‘performance’ – they are just a few of the keywords Fermanagh manager Kieran Donnelly used as he reflected on the Westmeath game and looks ahead to Cavan this weekend. Fermanagh once again showed great character to stave off a second half Westmeath comeback and keep themselves in promotion contention. A win or […]

Kilpatrick ready for Orchard test

By Alan Rodgers ALL the permutations surrounding relegation or deciding the National League final pairing will only be secondary to the fact that this latest clash of Tyrone against Armagh carries massive significance for both counties. Two wins on the trot mean that the Red Hands enter this round seven game in buoyant mood. Victory […]

Cavan out to right the wrongs of Antrim defeat

By Michael McMullan CAVAN may have secured promotion ahead of Sunday’s visit of Fermanagh but Mickey Graham insists his side must right the wrongs of their defeat to Antrim on Saturday. The Breffni County were 10 points adrift before goals from Paddy Lynch and Conor Madden brought them back into contention. It was too late […]

GList: Mark of consistency

You’ve often heard the statement about the league table never telling a lie. Michael McMullan looks back at the most consistent counties in the last 10 years of league action. Kerry Div 1 – 10 years IT’S hardly surprising to see the Kingdom top of the tree and having been playing top flight league football […]

Period of uncertainty after Carr steps down

By Shaun Casey SUNDAY was set to be the day that Donegal’s relegation to Division Two was officially confirmed but it takes added significance after the shock resignation of Paddy Carr on Wednesday afternoon. At the time of going to press, it was unclear who would be in charge of the side for their round […]

Gallagher grants Derry players week off

By Michael McMullan DERRY manager Rory Gallagher has given his players the week off ahead of Sunday’s trip to Páirc Uí Chaoimh Last weekend’s win over Clare clinched the promotion spot the Oakleafers missed out on last year and with Cork losing to Louth, it leaves Sunday’s game a dead rubber. “We had planned to take […]

McVeety rested as a precaution

By Michael McMullan CAVAN star Dara McVeety wasn’t risked in Saturday’s defeat to Antrim and manager Mickey Graham insists the Crosserlough man is “fine” with championship the main focus. After starting all nine games this season since a return from Australia, McVeety wasn’t listed in the matchday squad. The only two minutes of action he […]

Bradley and O’Rourke step in

DONEGAL GAA confirmed Aidan O’Rourke and Paddy Bradley will take charge of Donegal for Sunday’s final league game, the trip to Roscommon. It comes after Paddy Carr’s decision to step down as manager on Wednesday afternoon, with further discussions on Wednesday night to find the next step forward. “CLG Dhún na nGall thank Paddy Carr […]