THE inter-county scene won’t see the likes of Ryan McCluskey again, says former Fermanagh team-mate Marty O’Brien, after the veteran defender announced his retirement after 19 years of service, writes Brendan Crossan.
Mickey Harte MICKEY Harte has acknowledged there are players on the Tyrone bench that are worthy of starting positions and name-checked Kieran McGeary’s excellent cameo display after Sunday’s famous Super 8s win over Donegal in Ballybofey.
MONAGHAN could, and probably should, already be in the All-Ireland SFC semi-finals – but Kieran Hughes insists it’s “fantastic” that they have to go to Galway and pick up at least a point on Saturday evening.
THEY were the best of enemies last year after four hot and heavy meetings – but Carlow boss Colm Bonnar insists Antrim have shown the way for his men after going toe-to-toe with some of hurling’s big hitters.
HEADING into the Championship summer, he was one of the success stories of an otherwise underwhelming National League campaign for Tyrone – yet things could have been very different for Padraig Hampsey.
ALL-IRELAND champions Tipperary lead the way as their entire starting team from the decider are in line for GAA/GPA hurling Allstars from a list of nominations that features players from eight different counties.
DOMINIC McKINLEY believes Waterford all-rounder Austin Gleeson can buck the trend and pick up this year’s GPA/GAA Hurler of the Year award following the release of the nominees for this season’s event.