KEVIN CASSIDY: The high points of the 2022 football season


AS the curtain closes on 2022 and with Christmas day is on the horizon, I’d like to take a look back at a number of things that I was happy to see during this year’s GAA calendar season. 1 Death of defensive football I think a change has been slowly happening for a number of […]


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, […]


STEVEN POACHER: A new era of Gaelic Football


A FEW weeks back, John Harrington of GAA.ie interviewed me for a piece in the All-Ireland semi-final programme. It centered around how Gaelic Football has evolved over the last five years and how the sport is gathering pace both on and off the playing field. There’s S & C, nutrition, GPS, video analysis, performance coaches, transition play, […]


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 […]


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 […]


Tyrone man to take charge of All-Ireland final


By Michael McMullan TYRONE referee Sean Hurson has been selected to take charge of the All-Ireland final clash of Kerry and Galway later this month. He heads up a team of officials that includes seven from Ulster and Roscommon whistler Paddy Neilan. Galbally man Hurson, a club mate of Kerry selector Paddy Tally, has also […]