Kerry's five-time All-Ireland winner Bryan Sheehan has announced his retirement from inter-county football. The St Mary's Cahersiveen clubman made his Kingdom debut in 2005 and scored 6-161 in 66 appearances, which included seven All-Ireland finals. Sheehan also won three National League medals and nine Munster Championships and was awarded an All Star in 2011.
Kieran Donaghy has confirmed that he intends to play with Kerry next year. The four-time All-Ireland winner will be 35 in March but is willing to continue as long as he feels he can make an impact. "I’ve always said it, I’ll retire when I can’t help Kerry anymore," he told the Irish Examiner. "Would it be easy for me to go out now? It would be easy. After a very good year at 34, nominated for an All Star, and have people saying: ‘Jesus, he was a great bit of stuff. Wow, you should never have retired, man, you were flying.’ "Rather than what I’m risking now and the ball doesn’t hop my way and things work against me and people going: ‘Ah, man, you should have gone last year.’ "But that’s fine and, if I don’t help Kerry on the pitch or I feel I can’t help Kerry on the pitch
JOE Kernan believes that the International Rules template of pre- and post-match meetings with the referees is the way forward for the GAA. The Ireland manager will have a routine meeting with Maurice Deegan and his Australian counterpart Matt Stevic today to discuss issues from the first test ahead of Saturday’s second meeting. Some of the Irish players said after the game in Adelaide that there had been some disparity between the interpretations of the two referees on certain incidents. While pre-match meetings with referees are common practice in other sports, the only contact GAA teams generally have with their match officials is on game day. “In fairness to the rules you’re able to meet the referees and we’ll be doing that tomorrow,” said Kernan. “We’ll be showing a
Two men have been arrested in connection to the death of a 21-year-old GAA player in Co Mayo. Joseph Deacy (21) of St. Albans in England, was discovered outside a house at Gortnasillagh, Swinford at approximately 6.00am on August 12. The alarm was raised by a passer-by and gardaí and emergency services attended the scene immediately. The man was taken by ambulance to Mayo University Hospital and later removed to Beaumont Hospital where he was pronounced dead on August 13. Gardaí investigating the death have today arrested two men. The two men in their 20s were arrested this morning and are detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Garda Stations in Co. Mayo. The men can be detained for up to twenty four hours. Story Conti
Ireland's late International Rules call-up Ciaran Sheehan says he isn't bitter over being let go by Carlton. The Farran native won an All-Ireland title with the Rebels in 2010 before heading Down Under to join the Blues in 2014. However, a succession of hip, knee and hamstring injuries limited him to just six appearances in four season and he was released by the AFL club last month. "I've been de-listed by Carlton after four years," he told RTÉ Sport. "I've been lucky enough to get the four years to be honest after the run of injuries. Story Continue