In a world where we have become conditioned to the top teams reaming off their dry, cold, clichés of obeying the ‘process’, departing Carlow football coach Steven Poacher was a brilliant contradiction, a Jackson Pollock splat of colour across the last three seasons.
Tue, 12 Nov, 2019
Cavan football followers feel their team should have won the All-Ireland in 1967 but their dreams were shattered by Cork in a controversial All-Ireland semi-final. In this exclusive extract from ‘Charlie: The Story of Charlie Gallagher, the GAA’s Lost Icon’, authordetails a game which still haunts the Breffni men.
Sat, 28 Sep, 2019
Twenty-five years ago, Pete McGrath led Down to their fifth and his second All-Ireland title. A year of rifts and bridge building; of violence and sorrow, of one magnificent match, and of vindication.
Sat, 18 May, 2019
Those otherwise engaged during Saturday’s Tyrone-Monaghan game and unfamiliar with the emerging crop of Tyrone footballers will have been perplexed by seeing the name of Tiernan McCann listed among the trending topics on Twitter late on Saturday evening.
Mon, 10 Aug, 2015
The Donegal-Down game last Sunday was another stark reminder, to those who care, that the game of Gaelic football is in big trouble. It has become ultra-defensive and the overriding philosophy seems to be to stop the opposition from playing and pick up the debris left to try eke out a low-scoring win.
Sat, 29 Jun, 2013