ALL sides of the Lurgan community are “pulling together towards the same goal” during the Covid-19 lockdown, says Armagh skipper Stefan Campbell who, along with Ireland rugby star Jacob Stockdale, is part of a cross-community effort aimed at making life easier for elderly and vulnerable people in the town.
AN All-Ireland winner with Armagh in 2002 and with his club Crossmaglen Rangers too, Tony McEntee was also part of the management team that took Mayo to within touching distance of the elusive Sam Maguire in 2017.
Jim McGuinness has insisted that exhaustion or burnout was never an issue for his Donegal players and has criticised the media for painting a picture of him 'whipping the boys' in training while manager.
TYRONE coach Kevin Madden insists the Red Hands are preparing for “the best-case scenario” in terms of the GAA season – and remains hopeful that the All-Ireland Championship will take place in some form later this year.
THE newly acclaimed ‘Butcher of Ballymacnab’ Ryan Kennedy scooped the coveted title of Armagh GAA Skills Challenge champion last night, fending off stiff opposition from ladies footballing ace Kelly Mallon and former All-Ireland winning forward Diarmaid Marsden.
THE GAA are awaiting clarification from the Irish Government on the “medical hurdles” that would need to be cleared before any headway can be made on whether playing matches behind closed doors or in front of a maximum 5,000 fans is viable.
DOWN forward Connaire Harrison fears a behind-closed-doors Championship would feel like a series of challenge games - and admits players face some big decisions when the green light is eventually given for inter-county football to return.