Elite clubs ruling the roost

Willie Hegarty’s column   The AIB All-Ireland club football championship is fast becoming a circle of friends that is hard to break into as the same three or four teams continue to dominate. For the second year in succession, Crossmaglen...

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Reigning champions retain titles

GAA Gleanings   As expected, Crossmaglen Rangers will provide the opposition for St. Brigid’s in next February’s All-Ireland club semi-final. The legendary South Armgh side had a 3-9 to 1-9 win over the Down champions Kilcoo in the Athletic Grounds,...

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Ballinasloe Town and Skyvalley Rovers share lead

Ballinasloe Town and Skyvalley Rovers share the lead of the Norio’s sponsored Premier Division of the Roscommon and District League...

Monday, 03/12/12 - 3:55pm Read More

Brilliant display by St. Brigid’s

THE LATE Con Houlihan often wrote about the gremlins at work when something didn’t turn out as he had planned....

Tuesday, 13/11/12 - 4:57pm Read More

Brigid’s to climb semi-final fence

WHEN THEY were a few fences out in the Roscommon championship, the word on the street was that St. Brigid’s...

Tuesday, 06/11/12 - 3:54pm Read More

Melvin mauled by brilliant Brigid’s

IN KEEPING with Halloween tradition, we had tricks, treats and scary moments in Kiltoom on Sunday last as defending champions...

Tuesday, 30/10/12 - 3:19pm Read More

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Brigid’s impress after shaky start

CONNACHT CHAMPIONS St. Brigid’s took a step closer to a third provincial title in succession with a convincing 2-19 to...

Tuesday, 30/10/12 - 3:15pm Read More

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In the commentar box: Francie and Eddie are winning matches

A SPRING-LIKE autumn afternoon that borrowed a few hours of summer sunshine ensured that hosts Strokestown welcomed their visitors with...

Tuesday, 23/10/12 - 4:17pm Read More

GAA Gleanings: St. Brigid’s begin Connacht defence

ROSCOMMON CHAMPIONS St. Brigid’s will take on the Leitrim champions, Melvin Gaels, in their first game in defence of their...

Tuesday, 23/10/12 - 4:14pm Read More

Deadly duo continue to dominate

BY THIS stage every household in the country is sick of hearing that come October 24th, one must have completed...

Tuesday, 16/10/12 - 5:42pm Read More

Dolan lights up dour county final

LAST SUNDAY’S county senior final in Kiltoom between champions St. Brigid’s and Padraig Pearses is unlikley to linger long in...

Tuesday, 16/10/12 - 5:41pm Read More

St. Brigid’s experience to prevail

THERE COULDN’T be two more contrasting views or form lines for both teams in the lead-up to Sunday’s Shannonside FM...

Tuesday, 09/10/12 - 5:28pm Read More

GAA Gleaning: David v Goliath in county final

THE SUNDAY Game is now over for another year, the evenings are rapidly closing in and the autumn colours are...

Tuesday, 09/10/12 - 5:26pm Read More

In the Commentary Box: Clinical champions crush Carney’s lacklustre charges

ST. BRIGID’S have devised a new game plan, have tactically moved the goalposts and, crucially, have brought their game to...

Tuesday, 02/10/12 - 3:52pm Read More

GAA Gleanings: Classy Cats produce awesome display

JUST WHEN we thought that all the superlatives to describe the Kilkenny hurling team over the years were exhausted, Brian...

Tuesday, 02/10/12 - 3:49pm Read More

In the Commentary Box: Cats could edge thrilling trilogy

PART ONE stunned the nation, the second part gripped the nation and the third part has the nation on red...

Tuesday, 25/09/12 - 5:36pm Read More

GAA Gleanings: Sam McGuire Cup back among the hills

AFTER A lapse of 20 years, the Sam Maguire Cup is back among the Hills of Donegal. In a highly...

Tuesday, 25/09/12 - 4:48pm Read More

Mayo to win dream senior final

THE FOOTBALLERS of Done-gal and Mayo have given at least a dozen counties hope and belief that the promised land...

Tuesday, 18/09/12 - 3:27pm Read More

Hurlers celebrate welcome U-21 title

ALL-IRELAND hurling titles don’t come to Roscommon all that often. For that reason, the success of the county’s U-21 team...

Tuesday, 18/09/12 - 3:27pm Read More

Thrilling draw lights up Croker

DUTY CALLED on Sunday afternoon, so I only managed to see the closing 20 minutes of the All-Ireland senior final...

Tuesday, 11/09/12 - 6:09pm Read More