Derry edge Antrim as Cavan and Down fall short


It was an Ulster derby clash in the first round of fixtures in Division Four as Antrim hosted Derry in Corrigan Park.  Both sides harbour ambitions of promotion and the intensity of the game despite tough conditions proved these credentials. Derry led 0-6 to 0-1 at the break and this lead was extended early in […]


Cavan name team to play Galway in league opener


Mickey Graham has named his Cavan team for Sunday’s Allianz National Football League opener in Salthill against last year’s league runners up, Galway.  There are debuts for the Crosserlough duo of Conor Rehill and Pierce Smith for the game that serves as part of a double header with Galway hurlers. The Cavan panel is as […]


Malone maintaining a sunny disposition


DERMOT Malone started both of Monaghan’s two recent Ulster final triumphs – 2013 and 2015 – but, in terms of importance, he’s reluctant to rank them alongside Saturday’s do-or-die ‘Super Eight’ finale against Galway. The Farney are bidding for their first All-Ireland semi-final berth since 1988 but Malone isn’t feeling unduly pressured ahead of this […]


Hampsey – Tyrone’s primary concern is survival


TYRONE head west to Tuam on Sunday to tackle Galway in their National Football League opener, with defender Padraig Hampsey cautioning against a potential first day ambush. Mickey Harte’s side face a daunting set of early fixtures in Division One with road trips to Galway, Kildare and Monaghan sandwiched in between the blockbuster home tie […]