WHEN Séamas McAleenan entered St Patrick’s Maghera as a young teacher in October 1983, the school had just won their first ever Ulster Colleges’ hurling title, the Foresters’ Cup, and a month later went on to claim a first ever Mageean title.
FAMILY quizzes on WhatsApp are the only thing filling the competitive void for Tommy Walsh in these tough times, and the former Kilkenny star admits he cannot wait until the day he is able to cross the white line again.
FROM the uncertainty that has reigned supreme since the spread of Covid-19 saw the GAA season grind to a halt almost eight weeks ago, the Association revealed they still plan to hold championships at club and county level this year.
IN the midst of a pandemic good news stories are hard to find – but the Respect the Water campaign initiated by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution [RNLI] and the GAA appears to be bearing fruit thanks to the volunteerism within the Association.
NEWRY Shamrocks embraced the spirit of Glasgow Celtic’s founding fathers when a round-the-world hurlathon raised much-needed funds for the St Vincent de Paul Society, the Southern Area Hospice and Daisy Hill hospital.
THE Gaelic Players Association wants “further clarity” around the GAA’s contingency plans for the inter-county and club season but also concedes there may well be no return to action this year due to the Covid19 pandemic.