From January 1st 2013, all players playing Gaelic Football in grades up to and including Minor will be required to wear a mouthguard in all games and at practice sessions.
Following the GAA’s Annual Congress in April 2012 a new rule was enacted that made it mandatory to use a mouthguard in all Gaelic football matches and training sessions from January 1st 2013 for all age grades up to and including minor and at U21 and Adult level from January 1st 2014. Read more
Sligo Rovers set the pace for the weekend in the North West with an imnpressive 2-0 win over Shamrock Rovers at the Showgrounds. It was a wet Friday evening. The game was screened live on televison, but that still did not deter the big crowd that attended.
Yesterday, Sligo GAA followers will be remembering back to last year’s Connacht Final defeat to Roscommon in Castlebar and wondering, just how a year later their side went down to Wicklow, in the first round of the All Ireland GAA qualifier to Mick O’Dwyer managed Wicklow in Aughrim.
The biggest sporting upset in the North West was the defeat of Fermanagh to London in the All Ireland GAA qualifiers yesterday afternoon in Ruislip. It was a huge victory for the team that play each year in the Connacht Championship.
They had a good run in their game with Mayo, but few would have expected them to pull off their first championship victory since 1977. For Fermanagh, that semi final in Croke Park, when managed by Charlie Mulgrew seems an awful long away now.
This afternoon Donegal go head to head with Tyrone Will Jim McGuinness, his new discipline and psychology get the better of Mickey Harte. Many are tipping Donegal, which as we have seen in the past, can be a double edged sword. . . . their last Ulster final victory was back in 1992.
McKenna game will proceed with Dad’s blessing – Thousands to attend if game is played in Enniskillen
Police in Mauritius are expected to charge three men in connection with the murder of Michaela Harte McAreavey, daughter of Tyrone GAA manager Mickey Harte.
Officers have completed preliminary inquiries and have enough evidence to bring the three before the courts, sources have indicated.
Mrs McAreavey, 27, was on honeymoon in the island paradise when she was found strangled in her room in the luxury Legends Hotel complex by newly wedded husband John, a member of the Down GAA panel in 2008. Read more
Former Ulster GAA President Tom Daly is to run for GAA President.
By Michael McHugh
You have to be a certain calibre of person to run for President of the Gaelic Athletic Association. It must flow through your blood with an intensity that mere mortals may not understand at times.
It is a gene that exists deep in the DNA of every Irishman and woman, but still to be isolated by the great scientists. It is the culmination of a life commitment, indeed vocation, for a sporting organisation that has no equal anywhere on this planet.
It is a combination of unyielding passion, patriotism above the call of duty and pure persistence in the face of a demanding public, who equally admire the uniqueness of Gaelic games, traditions and the parish pride that roots everything together within the GAA family diaspora.
Well, one man from Donegal has finally emerged as a fitting potential recipient of the most honoured and respected position within the GAA. For the North West, it is long overdue and one can only hope that he does decide to take up the challenge in the weeks ahead.
The Chairman of Fermanagh District Council, Stephen Huggett, has held a reception in the Townhall, Enniskillen to celebrate the tremendous achievement of the Fermanagh U16 Ladies’ GAA Team in winning the All Ireland ‘B’ Shield Final.
Councillor Huggett said: “We are here today to celebrate the tremendous achievement of the Fermanagh U16 Ladies’ GAA Team in winning the All Ireland ‘B’ Shield Final.
Fermanagh GAA Senior Championship Final
St. Patrick’s 0-08
Roslea are the Fermanagh GAA Senior Champions after an impressive display at Brewster Park, Enniskillen yesterday.
Three goals – two of three Quigley brothers on the team netting – were enough to sink the hearts of St. Patrick’s and in doing so, they won the title for the first time in almost quarter of a century. Read more
Former Fermanagh manager Malachy O'Rourke
Fermanagh are also looking for a new GAA county football manager after Malachy O’Rourke stepped down after three years at the helm.
In a statement the Fermanagh County Board said: “Fermanagh GAA announces that the Fermanagh Senior Football team manager, Malachy O’Rourke will not be seeking a fourth year in charge of the team. Read more
Fermanagh out after four point defeat to Armagh
All Ireland GAA qualifiers Round 2
Fermanagh 0-7 Armagh 0-12
Game played in Brewster Park, Enniskillen
Conquerors of Donegal in the previous round Steven McDonnell may have rued a penalty miss but with six other points he helped the Orchard county to the third round of the All-Ireland qualifiers at Brewster Park, Enniskillen yesterday.
Free-taker Seamus Quigley kicked five points for the Ernesiders while Brian Cox and Tommy McElroy were also on target. However Armagh led 0-06 to 0-04 at half-time with Jamie Clarke (0-02), Gareth Swift (0-01) and Charlie Vernon (0-02) helping the visitors’ to an interval lead. Read more
Fermanagh have gained revenge for their 2009 Cavan defeat
2010 Ulster GAA Senior Championship quarter final
Breffni Park, Cavan (Attendance 9,677)
Fermanagh will meet Monaghan in the Ulster GAA senior championship semi final after an historic win in Breffni Park today.
Hard to believe but this is the first time that the Erne men have beaten Cavan on their home soil in the championship.
Cavan held a one point inrterval lead, 0-8 to 0-7, but Fermanagh were able to put the shackles on their front man Seanie Johnston with Ryan McCloskey excellent in defence for Fermanagh. Read more
Fermanagh will be looking for revenge on their 2009 meeting
Fermanagh and Cavan meet for the second successive year in the quarter final of the GAA Ulster senior championship this weekend. And with Cavan having won by a point last year (0-13 to 1-9) Fermanagh will be all out to make up for last year’s defeat.
In that game Seanie Johnston scored 0-5 and Martin Reilly 0-4 for the winners. Cavan last reached the Ulster semi-final in 2005 while Fermanagh last reached it in 2008. Read more