Jarlath Burns said new rule will make the game more aggressive

Jarlath Burns said the new kick-out rule will make the game more aggressive. “In 2010, we changed the rule that all kick-outs are taken on the 13m line,” Burns told Newstalk’s Off The Ball. “It’s just a very low-risk kick-out; you kick it tot the left and then you’re slowly building methodically the whole whol […]

Kilcoo Searching for Six In A Row

Kilcoo are searching for a sixth in a row looking to emulate the record of the Burren team in the 80s. The magpies are looking to emulate the achievements of the great Burren team of the 1980s, which won a six-in-a-row between 1983 and ’88. “From the outside looking in, I expect Burren to be […]

Jim McGuinness says Mayo can only blame themselves for loss

Jim McGuinness says Mayo can only blame themselves for their loss in the All-Ireland final last Sunday. “Everyone in Croke Park and watching around the world knew that Mayo were poised to win the All-Ireland on Sunday,” McGuinnes wrote on The Irish Times. However, he said their inability to manage the closing stages of the […]

Cillian O’Connor says Mayo “will rise again”

Cillian O’Connor says Mayo “will rise again” despite their disappointing finish in the All-Ireland. “The day didn’t go as I planned so I feel a little unprepared. There is very little I can say to soften or reduce the sadness in all of us,” O’Connor said the the final banquet at the CityWest Hotel. Mayo […]

Slaughtneil Stay On Track For Four In A Row

DERRY SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI FINAL 2017 SLAUGHTNEIL 0-13 GLEN 0-6   Odhrán Crumley Reports From Owenbeg   Slaughtneil eased into a fourth Derry Senior Championship decider seeing off near neighbours Glen in a rather dour affair in front of a sizeable crowd in Celtic Park. The vast majority of pre-match talk surrounded the ‘will […]

Alan Brogan Wants To See Connolly Vs Keegan

Alan Brogan hopes to see Diarmuid Connolly go head-to-head with Lee Keegan once again this Sunday. “That’s what we as supporters want to see, Diarmuid and Lee Keegan going at it again. “They might not want that sideshow going on but I hope Diarmuid and Lee match up again and continue that great battle they’ve […]

Screen Edge Greenlough To Book County Final Appearance

DERRY SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI FINAL 2017 BALLINASCREEN 0-11 GREENLOUGH 0-9   Odhrán Crumley Reports From Owenbeg   Ballinascreen booked their place in the Derry Senior Football Championship Final after a cagey contest in dire conditions at Owenbeg. Screen opened the scoring in fantastic fashion Benny Heron somehow getting out in front winning the ball before […]

Hat-Trick Hero Burke Sends Newbridge To County Final

  DERRY INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL 2017 NEWBRIDGE 4-12 CASTLEDAWSON 0-9   ODHRAN CRUMLEY REPORTS FROM OWENBEG   A hat-trick of goals from full forward sent Newbridge well on their way to the Intermediate championship final with a fifteen point win over reigning champions Castledawson. Newbridge opened the scoring in the very first minute of the […]

Darragh Canavan Out To Make His Own Name

From Odhrán Crumley  Tyrone Minor and U’17 star Darragh Canavan is out to make a name of his own after the expected comparisons with father, Peter due to their scoring prowess and importance to their teams.  Darragh was instrumental to his county winning the inaugural Under 17 All Ireland Title in Croke Park last month. […]