THE All-Ireland final between Dublin and Tyrone on September 2 may be a repeat of the classic 1995 final between the same counties, but the gulf in the abilities of both is much wider than it was then.
All-Ireland Minor Football Championship semi-final: Monaghan 2-11 Kerry 1-16 TWO minutes into added time, a resurgent Monaghan looked set to scupper Kerry’s drive for five – but, even with a completely new group minus the sublime talents of David Clifford and Seamus O’Shea, the Kingdom showed what it is that keeps bringing them back to the biggest stage.
DERRY supporters will have the opportunity to celebrate the biggest day in the county’s history in the coming weeks and months at two special events to mark the silver jubilee of the Oak Leafers’ 1993 All-Ireland Senior Football triumph.
WHILE this weekend’s All-Ireland semi-final action could provide landmark moments for some of the four teams involved, it’s set to also be a major occasion for Derry referee Barry Cassidy who will take charge of Dublin’s clash with Galway on Saturday evening.
TYRONE ace Mark Bradley has heaped praise on the Red Hand bench after last Sunday’s famous victory over Donegal and hopes he’s done enough to remain in Mickey Harte’s starting line-up for next Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final clash with Monaghan.
I’M not sure where Ireland ranks on the list of ‘the world’s most dissatisfied nations’ - and factoring in the very existence of Northern Ireland undoubtedly only increases the dissatisfaction of many.