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Kerry Lose Another Young Star To The AFL

Stefan Okunbor of Kerry

Kerry have lost another promising young player to the lure of professional sport as Munster U-20 Player of the Year, Stefan Okunbor, has joined the Geelong Cats on a two-year rookie contract, as reported in The Irish Examiner.  Okunbor will join up with former Kerry minor footballer Mark O’Connor who has already impressed at Geelong after joining on a category …

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Reports: Ex Mayo Boss Rochford To Join Donegal Backroom Team

Former Mayo manager, Stephen Rochford looks set to join Declan Bonner’s backroom team in Donegal for the 2019 season, according to reports. When asked about the possibility last week, Bonner dismissed the rumours as “bunkum” but it looks as though the Donegal manager has performed a U-turn. Rochford would be a replacement for former Donegal star, Karl Lacey who left …

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Kerry’s Darran O’Sullivan Announces Inter-County Retirement

Darran O'Sullivan

Kerry’s Darran O’Sullivan has announced his retirement from inter-county football today.  The four-time All Ireland winner, who was also an All Star in 2011, captained Kerry to the 2009 title even though he was battling injuries throughout that season. Donnchadh Walsh, Kieran Donaghy and Anthony Maher have all announced their departures in recent weeks and O’Sullivan (32) becomes the latest player …

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MacKenna On Monday: What Do We Actually Want Our Games To Be?

In the superb 1970s movie, Network, the character Howard Beale tapped right into the heart of what was influencing the world and where it would all end up. A news anchor driven finally mad by all around, he previously professed the power of the box as a way into every living room, long before having an awakening and urging people …

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Carnacon Players Free To Play After County Board Appeal Rejected

Carnacon will be back to full strength against Moy Davitts in their championship semi-final on Sunday after the Mayo Ladies County Board’s appeal was rejected last night.  The County Board were appealing against the leniency of the punishment handed down to the eight Carnacon club women who stepped away from the intercounty panel earlier this summer. Originally, the club were …

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Mayo County Board Appeal Leniency Of Suspension To Carnacon Players

Carnacon

The Mayo County board have voted heavily in favour of appealing the decision of the National Appeals Committee of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association to hand down a suspension to eight Carnacon players because they believe the original action taken was too lenient.  The LGFA suspended eight Carnacon players for four weeks and fined the club €500 as a consequence …

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Breaking: Peter Keane Confirmed As New Kerry Manager

Kerry GAA have confirmed that Peter Keane has been ratified as the new senior football manager after a county board meeting tonight.  Keane, who led the Kerry minors to three successive All Ireland minor football titles, will be joined by Donie Buckley, Maurice Fitzgerald, Tommy Griffin and James Foley. The management team have been ratified for a three-year term. Peter Keane …

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James Horan Ratified For Four-Year Term As Mayo Manager

James Horan has been ratified by the Mayo county board after a meeting this evening. Horan managed the Mayo senior footballers between 2011 and 2014 and will take control once again, following in the footsteps of Stephen Rochford, who left the camp this year. The Ballintubber man managed to get Mayo into both the 2012 and 2013 All-Ireland finals where …

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Peter Keane Set To Be Named As New Kerry Manager

Peter Keane is reportedly set to take the reins in Kerry’s senior football team after it was announced that he will be confirmed into the role on Monday. Keane, 47, managed to lead the Kerry minor footballers to three successive All-Ireland titles and on the strength of his recent showings, now appears to be the man who will succeed Eamon …

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Philly McMahon Takes Up New Position With Dublin Camogie

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 28/8/2016 Dublin vs Kerry Dublin's Philly McMahon Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Six-time All-Ireland winner Philly McMahon has taken up a new role with Dublin Camogie, joining as the Head of Performance, with his company BeDo7 forming an exciting partnership with the set-up. McMahon, who won the latest of his six Sam Maguires in September, will oversee the strength and conditioning of all Dublin squads from U14 level up to senior, beginning his …

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