Three-time amateur golf champion and Shane Lowry’s fitness coach, Robbie Cannon, made another name for himself assisting John Sugrue to successive promotions with Laois. Now he’s bringing his expertise to Tipperary’s footballers in their hunt for promotion from Division Three of the Allianz League
Kilcoo continue to make a mockery of favourites’ tags and bookies’ odds, a superb dismantling of the Dublin and Leinster champions Ballyboden on Saturday earning the first-time Ulster winners a place in the All-Ireland final on January 19.
The GAA is not only about identity of course, but the first Ulster Club title for the hardest of hardcore GAA clubs in Kilcoo Eoghan Rúa will forever sustain this miniscule community of shepherds in a hollow of the Mourne mountains.
By the summer of 1990, All-Ireland football champions Cork had Kerry’s number. So much so that Rebel fans were yelling ‘lock the gates’ as they dismembered the Kingdom in the provincial decider in Cork. However a bigger challenge loomed for Billy Morgan, Larry Tompkins, & Co — Meath. In his new book on Cork’s historic double season,reveals how Colm O’Neill turned from peripheral to pivotal figure on the road to GAA history.
Paul Keane in scoreboard Watching this epic qualifier tie unfold in Portlaoise, Clare sweating buckets and Meath literally spilling blood, we recalled how Colm Collins once described the Super 8s as a ‘cynical exercise in collecting more money’ by the GAA.
Ahead of Sunday’s first Championship clash between Tyrone and Dublin since 2011, former Tyrone footballer Owen Mulligan claims Mickey Harte must be offered a fresh deal, that Sean Cavanaghm should stay on too, and that the Red Hands are poised for success.