Category Archives: Gaa

John Mulligan the new man at the helm of Parnells LGFA

By Robert Cox January 15th, 2021

John Mulligan has taken over as manager of the Parnells Ladies Football team in Dublin for the 2021 season.

Cappagh Gaa man Mulligan was ratified as the new manager of the Coolock based club on Wednesday night.

Parnells currently play in Division 1 of the Senior Football League and in the Intermediate Championship.

They are very progressive club, with fantastic facilities, who under normal circumstances would field two teams, but due to Covid, they only fielded one team in 2020, with that also likely to be the case for 2021.

Mulligan who has trained numerous LGFA teams in the past, including Kilcock, Cappagh, Celbridge and Boardsmill, will be joined on the management team by his Dad John Snr (selector) and Gavin Mcdowell (S&C coach).

He also has some unfinished business with his home club, having managed their men’s reserve team to a Championship Final and a League Semi Final in 2020 (hopefully to be played in early 2021), and he hopes to help them claim the two titles should they be played.

For now, the massive Mayo Gaa supporter, is just looking forward to getting going with his new club; “I’m really looking forward to coaching in Parnells Gaa Club, they are a club with a big history, the Ladies team have a great set up with big panel numbers. They also have great players coming through from underage system.

For me it was a no brainer to get involved. Coaching in Dublin will be a new one for me and it’s a challenge I’m really looking forward too.

2021 Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cups cancelled

By Robert Cox, January 13th, 2021

The GAA has confirmed that there will be no Third Level competitions in this academic year.

The decision was expected with the current Covid restrictions seeing the window that the competitions were due to be played in lost.

Both competitions were scheduled to take place before intercounty action resumed at the end of February.

DCU claimed the Sigerson title in January with UCC winning the Fitzgibbon Cup final on 12 February.

Meath Gaa – Three year development plan with transition from Minor to U20 announced

Meath Gaa announced a development plan for transition from Minor to U20s at their annual County Convention on Monday night, January 11th.

As part of the new three year personnel strategy for the development of underage intercounty players Meath GAA will have a Under-18/19 panel (Post Academy Panel) to run parallel with the Under-20 panel.

This panel will facilitate the continued development of those players who come from the Under-17/Minor grade and who do not make the Under-20 panel in the year after their exit from the grade.

Year one (2021) and year two (2022) will have Bernard Flynn as manager of the U-20 Football team. Current Minor manager John McCarthy will manage the Post Academy Panel in Year one, and will become a selector of the Under-20 panel in Year two.

In Year three (2023), John McCarthy will become the Under-20 Manager. In year two (2022) Cathal O’Bric, who is minor manager in 2021, will manage the Post Academy Panel.

The Post Academy Panel will operate in line with the same physical, technical and tactical programme as the Under-20 panel. Coaches from the Under-20s will contribute to this squad during the season.

The Under-20 provincial championships are scheduled to start on the weekend of March 27th. It will be played on a straight knockout format and will be run over a six-week period, with the All-Ireland final to
be played on the opening weekend of May.

Under-20 inter-county football panels are not permitted to return to collective training before Friday, February 5th.

Flynn confirmed as Meath U20 manager with Geraghty as selector

January 12, 2021

As expected, Meath last night confirmed the appointment of Bernard Flynn as county U20 football manager.

The two-time All-Ireland winner was named as the new Royal U20 boss at the Meath GAA county convention.

Flynn previously managed Mullingar Shamrocks and succeeds Dunboyne clubman Ger Robinson in the position.

He will be assisted by fellow Meath legend Graham Geraghty, who is set for a remarkable return to the inter-county scene just months after undergoing life-saving surgery after suffering a brain hemorrhage.

Former Mayo ladies football manager Peter Leahy has joined Bernard Flynn’s Meath U20 backroom team. Picture: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Recently retired star Graham Reilly will also act as a selector, while Mayo ladies manager Peter Leahy and Kilmacud Crokes boss Robbie Brennan are set for coaching roles along with former Dublin goalkeeper Shane Supple.

Meanwhile, Meath senior football manager Andy McEntee has added last year’s minor selector Paul Nestor to his backroom team for 2021, as a replacement for the outgoing Gerry Cooney.

New Jersey for Clogherinkoe ahead of their maiden year in the Senior ranks of Kildare Football

By Robert Cox January 12th 2021

Recently crowned Kildare Intermediate Football Champions Clogherinkoe will be sporting a new set of jerseys when they take to the field in the 2021 Kildare Senior Football Championship.

Greenheart Farm have come onboard in support of the men in Black and Amber by kindly sponsoring a new set of jerseys for the club.

Meath man Ger Robinson has taken over as the new manager, with fellow Meath man Shane Barrett also coming in as coach. With Greenheart on their shirt, the Meath men will bring the green and no doubt their players will bring the heart.

Clogherinkoe took to their social media pages Tuesday evening to thank their new sponsors; “Thank you to Ollie and Colm Conlan of Greenheart Farm for sponsoring a new set of jerseys for the club for 2021! Very much appreciated and will be worn with pride” 🖤💛

Maynooth Gaa announce positions for 2021.

By Robert Cox January 12th 2021

Maynooth Gaa have confirmed that Conor Martin has been appointed as the Football Chair, with Stephen Noonan named as the Vice-Chairman.

Paschal Ennis was elected as Club Chairman a few weeks back.

We would like to wish all three men the very best in their new roles in 2021.

Meanwhile the club have also announced the return of their Gaelic for Mother’s and Others team and took to their Facebook page to encourage new members to join;Ă— “We are aware games and club activities have ceased for the time being, however once they are back up and running it would be great to see as many women out on the pitch as possible”