Strabane starting from scratch


By Shaun Casey “IT’S a rebuilding process,” says Strabane hurling secretary Chris McDaid as the club are targeting underage growth which they hope will blossom into a senior team in the near future. “It’s a rebuilding process. The club been in existence for a long time, 40 odd years, but over the past ten we’ve struggled to […]


Forbes glad Derry minors are rediscovering their true identity


All-Ireland Minor Football Championship semi-final Derry v Galway Saturday, Parnell Park, 1pm By Michael McMullan DERRY minors bounced back from their Ulster final defeat and are now one hour away from a third All-Ireland final at the grade in six seasons. Martin Boyle’s side face Galway on Saturday and vice-captain Ruairi Forbes insists their 4-8 […]


Armagh keep on track for league final place


A GOAL from Andrew Murnin helped Armagh’s chances of reaching the Division One final in a 1-12 to 0-10 win in a monsoon at the Athletic Grounds on Saturday night. Their win takes them level with Mayo in second place behind Kerry who defeated Mayo in Tralee with a late free from David Clifford. Murnin […]


Breffni County on cusp of promotion berth


National Football League Division Four Cavan v Tipperary Sunday, Kingspan Breffni, 2pm By Niall Gartland CAVAN stand alone at the top of Division Four and can secure promotion with two games to spare if they do the business against third placed Tipperary this Sunday. The Breffni County boast an unblemished record after four rounds of […]


New Kilcar boss has eyes on the road ahead


By Niall Gartland NEW Kilcar boss Conor Cunningham says he’s keen to wipe the slate clean after the controversy surrounding the delayed 2020 Donegal Senior Championship final. Naomh Conaill were allowed to keep their title even though they were fined for fielding too many substitutes in their penalty shootout win last October, a decision which Kilcar […]


Finn Mo can’t wait for start of Carryduff show


By Shaun Casey FINNIAN Moriarty is looking forward to the start of “competitive football” in his new role as Carryduff manager. Moriarty, a former Ulster Championship winner with Armagh, enjoyed three successful years with Maghery, bagging a league (2019) and a championship title (2020) with the Lough Shore men. The Wolfe Tones native took over […]


Never too early for games-based approach


THERE is always a lot of debate over what methods to use when coaching young children, particularly those in the very early stages of their development. The debate will rage on what is the best method. Is it the traditional approach to coaching, where a skill is taught, broken down and used at beginner levels […]


PAUDIE KISSANE: Physical limitation and skill execution


AS highlighted in my previous article, linear speed is important but our national games are also multi-directional. Players require that ability to decelerate, change direction, to roll or side step an opponent and even the basic skill of jumping and landing safely. Reducing the risk of injury alongside performance enhancement is what should underpin every […]