DAVID BURKE (Galway) There’s a reason the St. Thomas’ man is Galway’s captain – he’s probably the most consistent player to don the maroon and white colours since the 80s. Burke leads by example and is to the fore in every Galway performance. SHANE BARRETT (Dublin) Dublin have the defenders to challenge Galway’s attack as they sit in the long grass aiming to spring a shoc[..]

Ulster Senior Football Championship – Sunday, 28th May – 2pm Celtic Park NIALL KEENAN (Derry) The under 21 captain led the county to an Ulster final and played a key role in the Derry full back line. The Queen University is considered a strong man marker and will be deployed to keep an eye on Tyrone’s key threat. TIERNAN McCANN (Tyrone) Has responded from the ‘rufflegate[..]

Fixtures (Subject to Change): Sunday 21st May – (Preliminary Round) – Carlow vs Wexford (3pm Netwatch Cullen Park), Laois vs Longford (3pm Portlaoise), Louth vs Wicklow (3pm Parnell Park) Saturday 3rd June – (Quarter-Final) – Carlow/Wexford vs Dublin (7pm Portlaoise/Wexford) Sunday 4th June – (Quarter-Finals) – Kildare vs Laois/Longford (3pm Tullamore), Louth/Wicklow vs Meath [..]

When Joe Brolly finishes his weekend duties on the Sunday Game, he is rumoured to be heading to Carrigstown to end the Katie kidnapping saga finally. Maybe that’s our imagination running wild but he stepped in to finish a circus act regarding an Antrim footballers’ suspension. Matt Fitzpatrick was banned for 48 weeks for allegedly giving false evidence and has had it overturned allowing hi[..]

Munster Senior Hurling Championship – Sunday, 21st May – 4pm Semple Stadium PADRAIC MAHER (Tipperary) The recent Garda graduate has been the enforcer on the field during some of Tipperary’s best days. A two-time All-Ireland winner and four-time All-Star, he leads by example. Expect the county captain to be on plenty of ball snuffing out any Cork threat. ALAN CADOGEN (Cork) [..]

Looking over the Dublin squad, a frightening thought came to us. Michael Darragh Macauley is a massive loss and a certainty in any other county team. But he didn’t start last year’s All-Ireland final – which Dublin won! It’s a blow for Jim Gavin, but it’s not the end of the world! The thing with Dublin is as one sits to try pick a championship team, big names are going to lose out.[..]

Connacht Senior Football Championship – Sunday, 21st May – 2pm MacHale Park DAVID CLARKE (Mayo) It still beggars belief that Clarke was dropped for the All-Ireland Final Replay in 2016. There’s no guarantee it cost Mayo Sam Maguire but it certainly didn’t help. Has proven himself again and again in the 2017 National League with outstanding saves keeping Mayo in Division One. [..]

Provisional Fixtures (Subject to Change): Sunday 21st May – (Quarter-Final) – Tipperary vs Cork (4pm Semple Stadium) Sunday 4th June – (Semi-Final) – Clare vs Limerick (4pm Semple Stadium) Sunday 18th June – (Semi-Final) – Cork/Tipperary vs Waterford (4pm Semple Stadium) Sunday 9th July – (FINAL) – (4pm – Venue TBC) The most sacred of all provincial championships, [..]

The battle for the Keegan Cup begins on May 17th. In 2016, Simonstown Gaels emerged as shock winners to take their first ever senior Meath championship. LiveGaelic.com sets the scene for 2017 and gives our thoughts on which teams will emerge: Format: - Eighteen teams compete in three groups of six in a round-robin series. - The top three teams from Group A advance to the quarter-finals al[..]

Provisional Fixtures (Subject to Change): Saturday 20th May – (Preliminary Round) – Monaghan vs Fermanagh (7pm St. Tiernach’s Park) Sunday 21st May – (Quarter-Final) – Donegal vs Antrim (4pm Ballybofey) Sunday 28th May – (Quarter-Final) – Derry vs Tyrone (2pm Celtic Park) Sunday 4th June – (Quarter-Final) – Down vs Armagh (2pm Pairc Esler) Sunday 11th June – (Qua[..]