The Advanced Mark

How can we speed Gaelic football? How can we make it a faster spectacle and more enjoyable for the spectators to witness? That are a few of the questions I have heard over the last couple of years and too be honest I was getting quite excited about this type of talk. From an attacker’s Read more about The Advanced Mark[…]

Newry Reporter Column 29.01.19

Conor McManus is one of those players that you would pay the entrance fee alone just to watch him play football. He is a class act on and off the field. There are numerous reasons why Conor excels in our game but one of the most important reasons is that he is a thinking man’s Read more about Newry Reporter Column 29.01.19[…]

WE ARE ALL EQUALS

There’s a pair of football boots in the trophy cabinet of Killeavy’s clubhouse. They’re the Adidas predators worn by Steven Mc Donnell in September 2002 when he kicked the winning point in the All Ireland final. Unfortunately my own footballing career never reached the global heights that would afford me such recognition. At 24 years Read more about WE ARE ALL EQUALS[…]

More attack minded teams producing greater results

Our game is changing – and changing for the better. So far, this year’s championship has been far from a bore-fest with a lot of teams going out to win the match first and foremost without being overly concerned about containing their opponents. With this type of attitude, we have seen higher scoring games and Read more about More attack minded teams producing greater results[…]

Moments of pure footballing brilliance

We are now getting to the stage of the championship where a moment of pure brilliance from an individual can make the difference in a team getting over the line. A moment from an individual that inspires his team-mates, a moment that sparks life into the crowd, those jaw-dropping moments that you say that in itself was worth the admission Read more about Moments of pure footballing brilliance[…]

The Iconic Midfielder

The one player that I pretended to be playing football in the garden as a youngster was the one and only Jack O’Shea. I loved to be him, soloing the ball before blasting it against the fence as if to score a goal. The celebration would then follow and the process would be repeated time Read more about The Iconic Midfielder[…]

Learning to be a two footed footballer

About four weeks ago, I was in Killeavy preparing to take our U12 footballers for a coaching session. Just before the session commenced, I was over along the sideline when about five of our U16 footballers walked by. It was obvious that they had been on our 3G pitch having a kickaround so I asked Read more about Learning to be a two footed footballer[…]