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The high fielding powerful eight and nines may be replaced my mobile movers in the middle third. looks at the 10 best midfielders since the turn of the millennium: 10. BRIAN FENTON (Dublin) Only an under 21 in 2014, Fenton has established himself as probably the game’s current top midfielder. Was man of the match in the 2015 final and was a key member of the successful win[..]

CORK 2-27 TIPPERARY 1-26 (Sunday, 21st May - Munster Senior Hurling Championship) CARLOW 0-24 WICKLOW 2-8 (Saturday, 20th May - Christy Ring Cup Semi-Final) Carlow moved within 60 minutes of a McCarthy Cup return after his comfortable win in Netwatch Cullen Park. Despite Wicklow goals from Eoin McCormack and Georg[..]

SATURDAY 20TH MAY Ulster Senior Football Championship MONAGHAN vs FERMANAGH (7pm Clones) Christy Ring Cup Semi-Finals CARLOW vs WICKLOW (3pm Netwatch Cullen Park) ANTRIM vs DOWN (5pm Cushendall) Nicky Rackard Cup Semi-Finals TYRONE vs ARMAGH (3pm Carrickmore) MONAGHAN vs DERRY (5pm Inniskeen) Christy Ring Cup Relegation Play-Off MAYO vs ROSCOMMON (5pm Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada) [..]

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[..]

Saturday, 20th May – FERMANAGH vs MONAGHAN (Ulster Senior Football Championship – 7pm) Sunday, 21st May – MAYO vs SLIGO (Connacht Senior Football Championship – 2pm), CORK vs TIPPERARY (Munster Senior Hurling Championship) Sunday, 28th May – DERRY vs TYRONE (Ulster Senior Football Championship – 2pm), DUBLIN vs GALWAY (Leinster Senior Hurling Championship) Sunday, 4th [..]

Waterford and Kerry kick off the Munster Ladies Football Championship on May 13th in Fraher Field, Dungarvan commencing the race for the Brendan Martin Cup. Cork are chasing a seventh consecutive title and winning five leagues in succession. looks at the runners and gives our assessment on how the championship will pan out: 1. CORK - (CHAMPIONS!!!) - Betting 10/11 - Even i[..]

CARLOW 1-24 KILDARE 0-15 (Christy Ring Cup Quarter-Final – Newbridge) - Ten Denis Murphy frees and a James Doyle secured Carlow a semi-final spot. Kildare were missing club-tied David and Michael Reidy and trailed 0-14 to 0-7 at half-time. Despite scores for Michael Purcell and Jack Sheridan, the Lilywhites challenge faded. Christy Ring Cup Quarter FinalFull Time Carlow: 1-24(27)Kildare: [..]

1. VINNY CADDEN (Sligo) - The vice-captain is a former Sligo goalkeeper and faces his native county having won a Kiernan Cup in 2013 with Coolera/Strandhill. 2. TOM CUNNIFFE (Mayo) 3. DAVID CUNNANE (Galway) - Was a member of the Galway senior panel in 2016 and pointed when the Tribesmen won the All-Ireland under 21 championship in 2013. 4. PETER WITHEROW (Donegal) - Is now a [..]

With the leagues and the Connacht championship about to commence, looks at our top 15 footballers this season: 1. DAVID CLARKE (Mayo) - Mayo’s player of the league with a string of stunning saves. Still can’t believe he was dropped for the All-Ireland final replay. 2. PHILLY McMAHON (Dublin) - A consistent performer in a Dublin defence that went 36 games unbeate[..]

Another Club Players Association (CPA) poll over the May Bank Holiday weekend again highlights the problems being faced at grassroots level in the changing dynamic that is the national GAA scene. Discussions are taking place between the CPA and the GAA which is to be welcomed but how much further down the track will we wait for any form of progress? The GAA have promised an ‘in depth study[..]