Month: September 2021

‘The most significant subplot unresolved may be whether Tyrone agree to participate in ‘Up for the Match”

IS IT ME… or is anyone else bored already with this year’s Gaelic football championship? At the business end of the GAA season, fans are entitled to expect high drama. But neither of this weekend’s big games really ignited and September’s All-Ireland decider between Dublin and Tyrone is already looking like a potential damp squib.…

By HearthstoneYarns September 21, 2021 0

‘There’s been no-one like him for the last number of years in Galway’ – Burke lauded for full-back heroics

FORMER GALWAY HURLER Cyril Donnellan believes the Tribesmen are ‘very fortunate’ to have Daithí Burke patrolling the full-back position as Galway seek to defend their All-Ireland crown. Source: Piaras Ó Mídheach/SPORTSFILE Burke is tipped to collect a fourth consecutive All-Star this year following a series of exceptional performances at the heart of the Galway defence. He…

By HearthstoneYarns September 21, 2021 0

Relief at Rochford staying on and accepting Whatsapp invites ‘you haven’t said yes to in eight or nine years’

MAYO’S JASON DOHERTY has expressed his relief that Stephen Rochford has decided to remain at the helm for a fourth season with the senior footballers. Source: James Crombie/INPHO Rochford committed himself to the Mayo football team after meeting with both the Mayo GAA Board chairman Mike Connelly as well as members of the Mayo squad recently.…

By HearthstoneYarns September 21, 2021 0

‘I actually thought I might go, I might pass out near the end of the game. I’d be a poor spectator anyway.’

HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP DAYS but with a different twist for Paul Browne. In the 10th season of his existence as a Limerick senior hurler, he’s accustomed to being immersed in the heat of midfield battles. When his cruciate snapped during a tackling drill in a training session in mid June, his 2018 playing involvement crashed to…

By HearthstoneYarns September 21, 2021 0

Galway forward set to miss All-Ireland senior final after U21 red card as Tipp player cleared for decider

Updated Aug 15th 2018, 12:45 PM GALWAY SENIOR PANELLIST Brian Concannon is set to be suspended for Sunday’s All-Ireland final after being sent-off in last week’s U21 semi-final while Tipperary’s Mark Kehoe has been cleared to play in their upcoming U21 decider against Cork. Contrasting fortunes for Tipperary’s Mark Kehoe and Galway’s Brian Concannon. Source:…

By HearthstoneYarns September 21, 2021 0

Dr Hyde Park the venue for triple-header of intriguing All-Ireland semi-finals

ALL ROADS LEAD to Dr Hyde Park on Saturday 25 August for ladies football fans with an exciting All-Ireland championship semi-final triple-header on the cards. A general view of Roscommon’s Dr Hyde Park. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO There’s an All-Ireland intermediate championship final spot up for grabs first as Meath and Roscommon go head-to-head (throw-in 1pm,…

By HearthstoneYarns September 21, 2021 0