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19 February 2018 19:45 Controversial sacking of manager by email leads to Kerry county board resignations

After appealing his dismissal, Jonathan Griffin took charge of the minor ladies yesterday. THE SAGA SURROUNDING the dismissal of Kerry minor ladies manager Jonathan Griffin continues as the chairperson and secretary of the county board announced their respective resignations yesterday. Last week, just days before his side’s championship opener, Griffin 46

19 February 2018 00:53 Disarray as Jonathan Griffin sacking prompts Kerry resignations

Chairman Mike Moriarty and secretary Maurice Dunworth, both from Ballyduff GAA club, stepped down on the day of the ladies minor football team’s Munster Championship opener against Tipperary, which they won 3-13 to 3-5. “I just wasn’t able to carry out the role I was asked to carry out,” said Dunworth of his resignation. “Instead of dealing with football 16

19 February 2018 00:53 ‘Obscene’ demands on players described after Sigerson Cup final

Kieran Molloy was rushed by Garda car from Tullamore on Saturday afternoon, where he played the full game for AIB All-Ireland club semi-final winners Corofin, to appear as a sub for NUI Galway in Santry Avenue. Liam Silke scored the winning goal for Corofin and is a UCD player though, unlike Sheridan, UCD boss John Divilly told Silke he wasn’t required 9

17 February 2018 20:42 Late Bonner goal clinches win for Tipp as Forde hits 2-9 against Wexford

Six points separated the teams at Semple Stadium tonight. TIPPERARY GOT OVER the finish line first in the end in Thurles tonight as Patrick Bonner Maher slammed home an injury-time goal that ensured they would deprive Wexford of a second-half comeback victory. Outplayed in the phase before half-time Wexford faced a seven-point deficit entering the second 11

17 February 2018 00:20 ‘Players are being flogged’

UCD and NUIG enter this afternoon’s third-level decider having not kicked a ball in earnest since their respective semi-final victories on Wednesday evening. Compared with how the Sigerson finals weekend was structured in years past, three days of a break between the penultimate round and final is not to be scoffed at. Think back to the 2015 finals weekend 10

16 February 2018 02:57 Davy Fitzgerald: I didn’t want Jason Forde suspended

As the counties face off in Thurles tomorrow evening, Fitzgerald regrets the Tipperary forward was suspended for the Munster SHC clash with Cork after incurring a one-match ban for contributing to a melee. As a result of the ban and the incident, Tipperary will bring forward a motion to Annual Congress in Dublin tomorrow week defining what constitutes 17

15 February 2018 01:09 Maurice Sheridan calls the cavalry against Dublin IT as NUIG charge to final

The Galway college haven’t been in the final since they last won it in 2003. They held off a spirited rally from a DIT side who were boosted by the availability of Dublin star Brian Howard for his first Sigerson Cup action of the campaign. But while he is now free to concentrate on his league commitments with Dublin, spare a thought for Corofin defender 5

15 February 2018 01:09 UCD find extra gear in Ulster thriller

The 2016 champions and University of Ulster played around 100 exhausting minutes in Inniskeen last night, with little to separate two shattered teams at the end. UCD will face NUIG in the decider in Santry. Monaghan’s Conor McCarthy lit up the final quarter of normal time with four points in the last 15 minutes to put UCD 0-12 to 0-10 ahead going into injury-time 5

15 February 2018 01:09 Kerry ladies minor football boss axed by email

Griffin, who was in charge of the team in 2017, was notified by email last weekend that his contract and that of his backroom team had been terminated. The Kerry minor ladies begin their Munster championship campaign at home to Tipperary this Sunday. According to a statement on behalf of Kerry LGFA, it was decided at a meeting of the county board executive 6

14 February 2018 12:00 Wexford greasing wheels for the road ahead

A travelling party including manager Davy Fitzgerald and player Lee Chin went to the US for much-needed funds, but now the focus is on Saturday’s game at Semple Stadium. “The lads sat down a number of number of months ago and discussed how they’d pull a few extra pound together,” said the free-scoring wing-back. “Going across to New York was the best option 7