Cavan fall at final hurdle in Tailteann Cup

Tailteann Cup final Westmeath 2-14 Cavan 1-13  By Michael McMullan A GOAL from substitute Kieran Martin shot Westmeath to the first ever Tailteann Cup title on Saturday in Croke Park. Advertisement Cavan were 1-13 to 1-11 ahead when Thomas Galligan was sent off and it was the Leinster men who pegged themselves back on level […]

Free-scoring Smith enjoying advanced role for Cavan

By Niall Gartland GERARD Smith is revelling in a more attacking role for Cavan and that’s one of the many reasons why the team as a whole is having an excellent season. The Lavey clubman chipped in with four points from play in their high-scoring semi-final win over Sligo, but that doesn’t tell the full […]

Opinion: Fermanagh wronged in tight promotion battle

By Michael McMullan IT’S difficult not to feel sorry for Fermanagh.  Leading by point and in Westmeath’s backyard, they had a perfectly flighted score from the boot of Sean Quigley ruled as wide. Whether they would’ve built on a two-point lead in the remaining 15 minutes is as debatable as whether their wizard took four, […]

John Martin: The Kingdom’s rules

IT may have been hailed as a victory for common sense by the Kerry county board (what else would they say?) but is the dispensation granted to the Kingdom hurlers to continue using ‘outside’ players fair, and is it in the long-term interests of Kerry hurling?