Kilcoo’s focus resets to defending their Down title

By Michael McMullan KILCOO will be a test for anyone in Ulster if they can defend their Down title later this season insists Conleith Gilligan. The All-Ireland champions lead the roll of honour with 19 titles, their most recent seeing the Frank O’Hare Cup return for a third successive season. Gilligan and Richard Thornton were […]

Gilligan hails Moran’s influence

By Michael McMullan THE Kilcoo players gave outgoing manager Mickey Moran a guard of honour as he left Kilcoo for the last time after stepping down from the helm of the All-Ireland champions. Moran wasn’t in attendance to receive his Manager of the Year award at Friday night’s Gaelic All-Star awards night. Conleith Gilligan, who […]

Mickey Moran ends his tenure with Kilcoo

By Michael McMullan MICKEY Moran has stepped down as Kilcoo manager after leading the club to the All-Ireland Club title. Conleith Gilligan and Richard Thornton, who were part of Moran’s management team, have taken over as joint managers. Moran, who is shortlisted for Manager of the Year at Friday’s Gaelic Life All-Star awards, ends a […]

Kilcoo will be on their guard against Derrygonnelly

By Michael McMullan KILCOO assistant manager Conleith Gilligan says they will be ‘on their guard’ ahead of Sunday’s Ulster final showdown with Derrygonnelly. Gilligan, an All-Ireland winner with Ballinderry in 2002, feels the Fermanagh giants are better and more rounded than the side Kilcoo saw off on their way to the 2019 Ulster Club title. […]

Gilligan backs O’Hanlon for say in Kilcoo’s future

By Michael McMullan KILCOO assistant manager Conleith Gilligan has backed Darragh O’Hanlon to put his experience into coaching following his forced retirement from football at the age of 28. The former club and county captain, last week, made public his decision to retire following a litany of injuries. “He is a great lad and a […]

Criticism of McKinless is ‘unfair’ – Gilligan

A FORMER Derry player has warned that the spotlight of social media could have a detrimental effect on participation in the GAA. Conleith Gilligan made this analysis after his Ballinderry club mate Ben McKinless was on the receiving end of some jibes on social media following the county’s loss to Mayo in the All-Ireland Qualifiers. […]