IN an effort to minimise potential disruption to the opening round of the Down club programme on April 5, the GAA has ruled that the final round of National Football League Division Three games will go ahead as scheduled this weekend.
I CANNOT recall a more tragic weekend and, before any discussion on the relative triviality of sporting matters, my heartfelt sympathies are extended to the families and friends of those individuals who died in Carlingford and Cookstown respectively.
Allianz National Football League Division Three: Carlow 1-11 Down 0-15
RED mist descended on Dr Cullen Park at the final whistle but that mattered not a jot to Down who took the two points thanks to Donal O’Hare’s superb injury-time winner.
Allianz National Football League Division One: Dublin 1-11 Tyrone 1-14
THERE was no fist-pumping and not too much backslapping at the final whistle – but the Tyrone players drew a fair amount of satisfaction from beating Dublin for the first time since 2013 at Croke Park on Saturday night.
Allianz National Football League Division One: Dublin 1-11 Tyrone 1-14 WHEN Cormac Costello pressed on the accelerator and breezed through the Tyrone defence to grab an early goal, a familiar narrative was expected to unfold at Croke Park on Saturday night.