Author: Katie Hansen

Red Hands hope to get their retaliation in first ahead of Omagh party

Red Hands hope to get their retaliation in first ahead of Omagh party

All week long in Tyrone, time has dragged its heels. If this is what the ‘Super 8s‘ was meant to do – to bring the excitement of real championship football to the provinces – then the objective has been achieved. The closer you go to the Healy Park pitch, the hotter it feels. The publicans that run the Main Street […]

McCreery expects ‘Tribal‘ warfare as Kildare renew old rivalry

McCreery expects ‘Tribal‘ warfare as Kildare renew old rivalry

It‘s a few weeks ahead of schedule but when former Kildare midfielder Willie McCreery looks round St Conleth‘s Park tomorrow afternoon he‘ll see a few familiar faces. Every year a handful of the 1998 Kildare team head for the Galway Races, which traditionally start at the end of this month. McCreery will be there in his capacity as a racehorse […]

Away-day Blues can spoil Tyrone‘s home comforts

When, after 12 years, Dublin finally have to play a championship game on the opposition‘s home ground, they certainly drew one of the shortest straws. It‘s not that Tyrone‘s record in Omagh is especially good but, at the same time, nothing will stir their spirit like ‘welcoming‘ the All-Ireland champions to Healy Park this evening. Mickey Harte and his men […]

Pressure mounts on Kingdom as Fitzmaurice wields the axe

Pressure mounts on Kingdom as Fitzmaurice wields the axe

Kerry boss Eamonn Fitzmaurice has carried out major surgery to his defence by naming a completely new full-back line to face Monaghan in their make-or-break ‘Super 8s‘ clash in Clones tomorrow. Ronan Shanahan, Mark Griffin and Tom O‘Sullivan all come into the side after last weekend which saw the Kingdom lose to Galway in championship football for the first time […]

GAA stand firm over Miller decision

GAA stand firm over Miller decision

The GAA is holding firm in its insistence that the Liam Miller tribute match won‘t be held in Cork‘s Páirc Uí Chaoimh. In a 118-word statement released yesterday afternoon, it announced that is was “prohibited in rule from hosting games other than those under the control of the Association in its stadia and grounds.” This week saw a groundswell of […]

Galway sharpshooter O‘Reilly prepares to take aim at Kilkenny

Galway sharpshooter O‘Reilly prepares to take aim at Kilkenny

It was unusual but the members of Galway‘s camogie panel were not willing to wait until the year was over to lobby for a new manager. So they made their views known, Tony O‘Donovan departed the scene after the National League and Cathal Murray took on the mantle. They have yet to lose a game in the meantime, following up […]

Francesco Molinari holds off challenge of Rory McIlroy to win British Open

Francesco Molinari became the first Italian player to win a major title after one of the most dramatic final rounds in Open Championship history. Molinari, who had two wins and two second places in his previous five starts this season, carded a nerveless closing 69 at a windswept Carnoustie to finish eight under par, two shots clear of Justin Rose, […]