PAURIC GRIMES: What do you want to be known for?

I WAS over in Glasgow at the weekend attending a coaching conference. For the most part, these weekends are business development mixed with a little personal development. There are young coaches who barely look like they’re out of nappies then there are guys like myself who are 15 years plus in the game, but we all […]

Toner takes charge of Limavady

By Michael McMullan DERRY club Limavady have appointed Declan Toner as their new senior football manager for the 2023 season. A native of the club, Toner have been involved in underage teams within the club and was a previous manager of Drumsurn. Toner has coached Derry minors and teams in St Conor’s College. Advertisement He […]

Derry Hurling’s social side

By Michael McMullan BALLINSCREEN will host Derry Social Hurling’s second tournament on Saturday with 10 teams on board, over double the field of their first event. Following on from social hurling in Dublin and Belfast, it began in Claudy with Paul Brady who has since moved to Belfast. Social Hurling is the closest thing to […]

PATRICK MORRISON: Effective communication

By Patrick Morrison WHAT is effective communication? Communication is any form of information that is relayed between two interfacing entities. Whether it be audible, visual, hand signals or even just body language, if it sends a message to be received it is deemed as communication. Goalkeepers are in that precarious position where play develops in […]

ULSTER GAA: Creating hope through action

WORLD Mental Health Day takes place on October 10, which follows-on from World Suicide Prevention Day which took place on September 10. The theme of this year’s campaign is ‘Creating Hope Through Action.’ Clubs, counties and individuals are encouraged to engage with the campaign by visiting the links below for more information, resources and ideas […]

JOE BROLLY: David, Pat and Ervin

I INTERVIEWED David Gough at the weekend, our greatest referee. He supports my four new rules. Q. The sweeper is the real game killer? A. It is. It has become an awful boring game to watch Joe. Even to referee. It is dreadful. I wouldn’t go to watch a football match now and I used […]

Taking root – the challenges and successes of building a new club

With the club championship season well under way, Michael McMullan spoke to some of Ulster’s youngest clubs about their challenges and successes. East Belfast (Down) FOUNDERS David McGreevy and Richard Maguire were married into East Belfast and a desire for their kids to play Gaelic games planted a seed. One Sunday morning in 2020, David […]

Derry to host World GAA Games

DERRY has been confirmed as the host city for the 2023 GAA World Games. The five-day event will feature matches over four days in the Derry centre of excellence in Owenbeg from July 24-27 next summer, with a day of finals taking place in Croke Park on July 28. Planning has commenced for the event […]

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 […]