Technology is a game changer for referee Cullen


Changes to the rules have been coming thick and fast in GAA. For inter-county referee Niall Cullen the use of modern technology is crucial for him to do his job.   At the recent GAA Congress voted motion to introduce a new rule to try and tackle cynical fouls was passed.   This means any […]


Ever-reliable Johnny still going strong for the Harps


  Johnny Elliot has been actively involved in the Derrygonnelly Harps club for over thirty years and many would say that he played a key role in bringing the New York Gold Cup to Harpland for the first time in 1995.   Johnny joined Donal Fee and Hugh Kelly’s management team in the role of […]


Reeling in the years with Gary Beckett


  FIFTEEN years ago this year, Gary Beckett was leading the line for Derry City in one of their most successful ever runs in the European Championship.   The Candystripes went on a globetrotting qualifying campaign which saw the Derry side go unbeaten in five straight games in a row Massive victories over Swedish side […]


Unsung Hero: Aidan is keeping O’Connell Park shipshape


FOR the best part of a decade, Aidan Smith has been tasked with the highly taxing job of club groundsman.   Aidan, a former Derrylin O’Connell’s footballer, turned his hand to the coaching side of the game after his retirement from playing football before being asked by the club committee to take on the challenging […]


No MacRory Cup for McCaffrey


RONAN McCaffrey is one of a number of final year students at St Michael’s College who have been denied the opportunity to represent their school on the field one last time.    McCaffrey is the current MacRory Cup captain and is one of the last two ‘survivors’ of the Hogan Cup winning team of 2019. […]


Unsung Hero: Margaret Kelly looks after everyone


FOR the past decade, Margaret Kelly has been one of the main figures behind the scenes in the running of all the major events in the Lisnaskea Emmetts club.   Margaret, a mother of three Lisnaskea footballers, decided that she wanted to give something back to the club and she took on the selfless role […]