Benny Coulter

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Some men are born umpires. Others have umpiring thrust upon them. Mark Gilsenan was sitting at home in Corduff, Co Monaghan on a Friday night in July (...)

Down’s decline has been swift since they  lined up for the All-Ireland senior football final against Cork in 2010, a game they lost by just a single point.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

An hour or so after Down’s All-Ireland football final defeat to Cork in 2010, James McCartan sat among reporters and spoke positively about the futur(...)

Monaghan’s Conor McManus celebrates scoring a point against Donegal in last year’s Ulster final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

One hopes that this Saturday morning, as Monaghan prepare to face Donegal in the second of the Ulster championship semi-finals, Conor McManus is rouse(...)

Colm Cooper: “He has an innate unorthodoxy”, said Paul Galvin of his former team-mate. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It was nothing more than a flyaway petal of brilliance on a changeable Sunday in February but Benny Coulter went home thinking about it. Kerry were up(...)

 Donegal’s Frank McGlynn in attendance at the 2016 Allianz Football League launch in Malone House, Belfast, Co. Antrim. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Timing is everything, and Donegal’s delayed entry into this year’s championship has given them the perfect opportunity to enjoy a winter training cam(...)

Tipperary’s John O’Dwyer from Cork Institute of Technology, during the Fitzgibbon Cup Higher Education Championships launch at Croke Park. Photograph:  Matt Browne/Sportsfile

He may finally be a Munster medallist, his first piece of senior championship silverware as a Tipperary player, but John O’Dwyer has conceded that the(...)

Benny Coulter has ended his Down inter-county career after 15 seasons. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

The list of high-profile inter-county retirements continues, with veteran Down footballer Benny Coulter calling time on his 15-year career. Although h(...)

Down’s Kevin McKernan gets his shot away despite the efforts of  Kildare’s Shane Connolly at Páirc Esler. Photo: William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho

Kildare 1-18 Down 0-11 A team with an identity crisis is one that will always leave you scratching your head. Which is the real Kildare? Yesterday’s (...)

Down’s Kevin McKernan gets his shot away despite the attempted block from  Kildare’s Shane Connolly during the  All-Ireland SFC Round 2B Qualifier at  Páirc Esler in Newry. Photograph:William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Down 0-11 Kildare 1-18Kildare huffed and puffed and finally blew Down away in the All-Ireland football championship qualifier at Newry where Jason Rya(...)

Waterford manager Niall Carew with Kieran McGeeney during his time as a selector with Kildare.

This weekend’s football qualifiers will see many eyes drawn to Omagh and the cross-county line contest between Tyrone and Armagh but Newry also stages(...)

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