Opinion: Time for Down to collectively take stock


By Michael McMullan TRANSITION is a dangerous word in sport. It’s often offering a safety blanket, unfurled to cushion failure. If used correctly, it manages realistic expectations. Advertisement Equally dangerous is talk of two, three, five and ten-year plans for development. It always passes the buck, unless there is substance. When James McCartan was appointed […]


Paddy Bradley didn’t realise how close Derry were to Sam in his early days in red and white


We asked former Derry star Paddy Bradley about some of the players he came up against during his career. Name: Paddy Bradley. Age: 40. Teams played for: Glenullin, Derry, Ulster, Ireland, St Patrick’s Maghera, UUJ, Chicago Wolfe Tones and Donegal Boston. Advertisement Which opposition ground did you like playing on and why? I always liked […]


Coulter questions Monaghan’s attacking options


MONAGHAN may be once bitten, twice shy heading into Saturday’s Round 4B Qualifier against Down at Croke Park – but Mourne county legend Benny Coulter believes that Eamonn Burns’s side can upset the odds once again. The Oriel county were heavy favourites when the teams clashed in the Ulster semi-final last month but lost out […]