2022: The year that was…

Teams of the year 1. Limerick hurlers You couldn’t look past the Limerick hurlers (for one thing, they’re bloody gigantic). They won their third All-Ireland title in a row with a magnificent victory over a gallant Kilkenny side. Down the years, Limerick have endured plenty of heartache and heartbreak, but it’d be no surprise if […]

Review of the season – Armagh

1 Theatre of Dreams Armagh made two trips to Jones’ Road this year and it’s the first season since 2006 that the orange and white have gathered in Croke Park on more than one occasion. That was back when the Ulster finals were hosted in HQ and while Armagh certainly want to improve their status […]

Ulster players among All-Star football nominations

ULSTER champions Derry, Monaghan and Armagh have players in the shortlist for All-Stars after their performances in the 2022 season, with Derry’s Ethan Doherty shortlisted for Young Player of the Year. Seven of Derry’s winning team have been shortlisted with Jack McCarron (Monaghan) Armagh’s Jarly Óg Burns, Rory Grugan, Stefan Campbell, Rian O’Neill and Ethan […]

The scores of the season

Now that the All-Ireland championship is done and dusted, Niall Gartland ranks the top ten scores from the championship, including the provincial series and Tailteann Cup 1 Sean O’Shea’s winning free against Dublin NOT only the most significant score of this year’s championship, but one that could see a seismic shift in the balance of […]

Armagh edged out in penalty shootout drama

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship quarter-final Armagh 3-18 Galway 2-21 AET Galway win 4-1 on penalties By Michael McMullan Advertisement ARMAGH’S All-Ireland hopes were left in tatters after Sunday’s penalty shoot-out defeat at the hands of Galway in Croke Park. Over 100 minutes of action couldn’t separate the teams, but when Stefan Campbell and Conor Turbitt […]

Rampant Goath Dobhair nail the Cross to reach decider

Ulster Club Senior Football Championship Semi-Final Gaoth Dobhair 4-11 Crossmaglen 0-16 From Odhrán Crumley at Healy Park Advertisement Dáire Ó Baoill netted a first half hat-trick as a rampant Gaoth Dobhair side tore Crossmaglen apart to set up an Ulster decider with Scotstown.  Rian O’Neill led the Cross charge kicking 0-9 over the course of […]

Crossmaglen down Ballymacnab to claim 46th Armagh Title

Armagh Senior Football Championship Final 2018 Crossmaglen 0-24 Ballymacnab 1-15 Crossmaglen have returned to the pinnacle of Armagh club football beating league winners, Ballymacnab in a high scoring encounter at the Athletic Grounds.  Advertisement Cross had to come from behind after Jack Grugan’s 7th minute goal sent his side towards an early seven point lead. […]