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Laois captain Purcell buzzing ahead of Croke Park bow

By John Harrington Paddy Purcell is looking out across the Croke Park pitch with the hungry look of a man who can’t wait to hurl on it. He’s visited GAA headquarters on two different occasions this year for media events publicising the Joe McDonagh Cup, but he’s yet to puck

CHC Hearing: June 2019

Hearing 1 of 2: David Kettle (Louth) Defending Party: David Kettle | Louth Competition: Nicky Rackard Cup Fixture: Tyrone v Louth Venue: Healy Park Date: 1st June 2019 An Lár Choiste Cheannais na gComortaisí (Central Competitions Control Committee) took Disciplinary Action against David Kettle, arising from the contents of the

GAA.ie Footballer of the Week nominations

The voting process is simple: like their image on the GAA's official Instagram page. Voting will close at 10am on Tuesday June 25 and the winner will be announced on GAA.ie. ** Jamie Brennan (Donegal) Jamie Brennan delivered a dynamic display as Donegal retained the Ulster SFC title at St

GAA.ie Hurler of the Week nominations

The voting process is simple: like their image on the GAA's official Instagram page. Voting will close at 10am on Tuesday June 25 and the winner will be announced on GAA.ie. ** Gerard O'Kelly-Lynch (Sligo) It was a busy, but successful weekend for Sligo dual star Gerald O'Kelly-Lynch. On Saturday

All Ireland SFC Round Three Qualifiers fixture details

The GAA can confirm the following fixture details. GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Round Three Qualifiers Saturday June 29 Kildare v Tyrone, St Conleth's Park, 5pm LIVE ON SKY Westmeath v Clare, TEG Cusack Park, 6pm Laois v Offaly, O'Moore Park, 7pm Mayo v Armagh, Elverys MacHale Park, 7pm

Hesitant start proves costly for Cavan

By Cian O'Connell For Cavan it was a Sunday of bitter disappointment in St Tiernach's Park. A Jamie Brennan inspired Donegal dictated the agenda in Clones with Cavan manager Mickey Graham acknowledging that a significant portion of the damage was inflicted early on. Donegal accumulated a 0-13 to 0-5 interval

Glorious times for Donegal

By Cian O'Connell These are glorious times up north for Donegal, who retained the Anglo Celt Cup with a display marrying substance and style at St Tiernach's Park. Unsurprisingly manager Declan Bonner was content with Donegal's convincing win over Cavan. For the fifth time since 2011 Michael Murphy climbed the

GAA.ie Football Team of the Week

So, who has made the GAA.ie Football Team of the Week? Remember, players may be picked in positions they may not have been selected in for the match programme. Disagree with our selection? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook. \* GAA.ie Football Team of the Week 1: Paddy Dunican

Round Three All Ireland SFC Qualifiers draw

The Round Three All Ireland SFC Qualifiers draw took place on Monday morning. Mayo v Armagh Kildare v Tyrone Westmeath v Clare Laois v Offaly The fixture details (dates/times/venues) will be confirmed by the CCCC on Monday afternoon with the fixtures scheduled for weekend of June 29th & 30th. All

Eoghan Bán Gallagher delighted with Donegal's success

By Cian O'Connell Eoghan Bán Gallagher cut a satisfied figure as Donegal were left reflecting on a second successive Ulster SFC Final title. Donegal dictated the agenda against Cavan at St Tiernach’s Park with Gallagher contributing handsomely throughout. The Killybegs clubman acknowledges this is an encouraging spell for Declan Bonner’s

All Ireland SFC R2: Offaly defeat Sligo

All Ireland SFC Round Two Qualifier OFFALY 3-17 SLIGO 0-15 By Kevin Egan at Bord Na Mona O'Connor Park Offaly became the eighth and final county to secure their place in Monday morning’s qualifier draw thanks to a comfortable home win over Sligo, the first time in nine years that

Leinster JFC Final: Meath too strong for Kildare

Leinster Junior Football Championship Final MEATH 2-14 KILDARE 0-18 By Paul Keane at Croke Park, Dublin Not even the presence of 41-year-old Kildare great Johnny Doyle could prevent the county's junior team from relinquishing their Leinster crown at Croke Park. The Liles battled gamely and were boosted by ex-senior captain

Ulster SFC Final: Donegal retain title

Ulster Senior Football Championship Final DONEGAL 1-24 CAVAN 2-16 By Cian O'Connell at St Tiernach’s Park, Clones This was another one of those utterly dominant Donegal days in the Ulster Senior Football Championship. It has been a decade filled with success and silverware for Donegal, who accumulated a fifth provincial

EirGrid Ulster U20: Down march on

EirGrid Ulster Under 20 Championship DOWN 1-16 ANTRIM 0-11 Down cruised to a convincing win over Antrim at St Tiernach's Park. An Ulster Quarter-Final against Tyrone now beckons for Down, who controlled most of the game in Clones. Leading by 0-5 to 0-3 after 19 minutes, Down pulled clear before

All-Ireland SFC: Armagh knock out Monaghan

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 2 ARMAGH 2-17 MONAGHAN 1-12 By Colm Shalvey at St. Tiernach's Park, Clones. Armagh stayed in the All-Ireland SFC with an impressive qualifier derby win over Monaghan in Clones. There was little to choose between the teams in a cracking opening half, but having

All-Ireland SFC: Mayo back on track

All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers Round 2 MAYO 1-16 DOWN 1-11 By Declan Bogue in Pairc Esler Mayo got their hunt for a Super 8's place back on track after that messy Roscommon defeat in Connacht, with a typically nerve-shredding win over Down on Saturday night. While they did open up a

Munster SFC Final: Kerry battle past Cork

Munster SFC Final KERRY 1-19 CORK 3-10 By Denis Hurley at Páirc Ui Chaoimh Kerry retained the Munster SFC title at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday evening, having been asked stern questions by a battling Cork. The great majority of the crowd of 18,265 came to Leeside expecting an away

All-Ireland SFC: Tyrone knock out Longford

All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers Round 2 TYRONE 2-15 LONGFORD 1-14 By Kevin Egan at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park The 19-year history of the football qualifiers has seen a number of fancied sides come crashing down at the hands of the home side at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, but Tyrone slammed the

All-Ireland SFC: Westmeath overcome Limerick

GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship WESTMEATH 2-13 LIMERICK 1-10 By Conor McKenna at TEG Cusack Park Westmeath advanced to round three of the football qualifiers after a six point victory over Limerick. The home side found the net just before half time and just after half time and those two

All-Ireland SFC: Clare have too much for Leitrim

All-Ireland SFC Round 2 Qualifier CLARE 3-17 LEITRIM 0-17 By Daragh Small Éimhín Courtney came off the bench to fire a third goal as Clare went to Carrick-on-Shannon and dumped Leitrim out of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship. Leitrim have never won back-to-back qualifiers and on a day where their

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