SportsJOE's five-word GAA round up: Marty Morrissey, Davy Fitz and more 5 years ago

SportsJOE's five-word GAA round up: Marty Morrissey, Davy Fitz and more



The final whistle prompted familiar sights as Davy Fitzgerald confronted the referee at full-time of Clare's defeat to Limerick.

The Banner County boss was apparently upset at the referee's failure to add more time on when Limerick were eating up time with two late substitutions.

And, whilst he was clearly upset following what happened, the manager was giving nothing away to RTÉ.


Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Kingspan Breffni Park, Cavan 24/5/2015 Cavan vs Monaghan Monaghan's Conor McManus celebrates a first half score Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

12 possessions for the Monaghan forward (check out our analysis of his performance). 12 amazing possessions.


Seven points - two from play as Cavan left a four point lead slip.

Even Tim Sherwood would be impressed by those stats.


Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Qualifier Group Round 2, Cusack Park, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath 10/5/2015 Westmeath vs Antrim Michael Bradley and the Antrim team dejected at the end of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Grealy

Antrim hurling keeps hitting new lows and today was another depth plunged to as they slumped to a 2-18 to 1-11 loss to Carlow in Dr Netwatch Cullen Park.

The Ulster men rolled over despite the home side playing with 14 men for all but 20 minutes of the game.

Their loss means they'll play Christy Ring Cup hurling next year after being demoted to Division 2 of the hurling league this Spring.



Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Ruislip, London 24/5/2015 London vs Roscommon Roscommon's Enda Smith Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Gerry McManus

Ah, the age-old Ruislip test.

Sure you soon find out what you're made of over in the minefield of London. If you come through that, you can come through anything. Right?

Well, it's supposed to be some kind of acid test but it's rarely more than just a formality, where you are tested in a half.

Roscommon advanced to the Connacht semi finals with a 1-14 to 0-10 win over in England this afternoon, Ciarán Muragh scoring 1-2 in the process.

They must feel invincible now...




(L-R) Joanne Cantwell, Marty Morrissey and Evanne N’ Chuilinn 2/5/2007

Joe Brolly got into all sorts of bother for comparing Cavan's apparently ugly tactics to the visage of Marty Morrissey. Michael Lyster was not impressed.

He later apologised 'I want to stay that what I said about Marty Morrissey was said in a spirit of affection, not literally'.