Feature: Who’ll make team of the year?


IT’S a topic that always prompts lots of debate, and our journalist Niall Gartland has his say on who he thinks should be named on this year’s All-Ireland football team of the season… 1 ETHAN RAFFERTY (ARMAGH) I WAS going to opt for the steady and reliable Kerry goalkeeper Shane Ryan, but then I thought, […]


JOE BROLLY: The problem with pulling the brakes


WICKLOW hurler Daniel Staunton won man of the match in a club championship game at the weekend. After the game, a bewildered looking Daniel was presented with a bag of new season Wexican Queens potatoes by a beaming Louise Hollingsworth of Kelly’s Fruit and Vegetables, Wicklow Town. He will need a wide mantelpiece. When we […]


JOE BROLLY: Galway v Clifford


THE Dublin empire has fallen, replaced by a democracy of flawed challengers. Tyrone came out of the blue to win it last year. When they did, it was so mentally overwhelming for them that they were unable to recover in time to defend their title. They were a ghost team this season, walloped by Derry […]


Antrim’s West Wing


By Michael McMullan GLENAVY’S Chapel Hill is a long way from Croke Park, but there will be an Antrim interest in Sunday’s All-Ireland final with former Saffron star Owen Gallagher in Pádraic Joyce’s Galway squad bidding for a first title since 2001. Gallagher was brought into the Antrim senior panel by Liam Bradley in 2012 […]


IN FOCUS: The Paddy Tally factor


Paddy Tally heads back to All-Ireland final this weekend. Michael McMullan looks at what he has brought to Kerry’s challenge. ONLY Darren McCurry and Cormac Costello have managed to score a goal from play against Kerry this year. The fact both moments could be argued as contenders for goal of the year speaks volumes for […]


GAA receive fault report from Hawk-Eye


By Michael McMullan THE GAA have confirmed that a full report into the issues relating to problems with the score detection technology in use in Croke Park last weekend has been received from Hawk-Eye. It made the headlines after Derry had a Conor Glass effort ruled out, with “Nil” appearing after the Croke Park big […]


Derry boss rues not making the most from early dominance


By Michael McMullan DERRY manager Rory Gallagher conceded that his side were beaten by a better team, but rues not making use of the spell of dominance that saw them go three points clear after 12 minutes. Points from Brendan Rogers (2) and Niall Loughlin had the Ulster champions  in control, but Galway were level […]