Allianz Football League

Allianz Football League

March 2nd, 2015, by  Alan  .

By: Ger McCarthy of Setanta SportsSetanta Sports’ GAA contributor Ger McCarthy casts an eye over the weekend’s Allianz Football League Division 1 Football League action assessing three counties located in the bottom half of the tables as we head towards the business end of the league campaign.DERRYOn paper, a point away to Tyrone in a game played out amid awful weather conditions and live on Setanta Sports doesn’t appear a bad result for Brian McIver’s relegation-threatened side. Yet, the reality of Derry’s bruising 0-11 to 1-8 draw at Healy Park is that the Oak Leaf County wasted a terrific opportunity to register th Read More

Allianz Hurling League Round 2

Allianz Hurling League - Round 2

February 23rd, 2015, by  Alan  .

By: Ger McCarthy of Setanta Sports.A second round of Allianz Hurling League fixtures is in the bag so Setanta Sports’ GAA contributor Ger McCarthy takes the opportunity to grade each of the competing Division 1 team’s progress to date.DUBLINGer Cunningham couldn’t has asked for a better start to life as new Dublin senior hurling bainisteoir with a perfect record after two round of games highlighted by this past weekend’s impressive defeat of Kilkenny.Two Kilkenny sending off’s aside; this was the Dubs at their marauding best with David Treacy and Danny Sutcliffe starring in what was a rout of the Cats until two late g Read More

Allianz Hurling League Round 1

Allianz Hurling League - Opening Weekend

February 16th, 2015, by  Alan  .

By Ger McCarthy of Setanta SportsThe opening weekend of the new Allianz Hurling League season whetted the appetite for the year ahead with Kilkenny and Dublin making early statements of intent writes Setanta Sports’ GAA contributor Ger McCarthy.KILKENNYA new-look Kilkenny side registering an impressive opening Allianz Hurling League victory away to Cork on Saturday evening minus a host of the players who helped deliver All-Ireland success last September.Despite the absence of many of the Cats’ established stars, including the Ballyhale Shamrock brigade, few if any pundits were writing off Brian Cody’s chances of makin Read More

Allianz League

Allianz Football League - Opening Weekend

February 2nd, 2015, by  Alan  .

By Ger McCarthy of Setanta Sports.The opening weekend of the Allianz Football League Division 1 didn’t disappoint with a Northern double-header followed by impressive Cork and Mayo victories. Setanta Sports’ GAA writer Ger McCarthy outlines what we learned from each of the winners’ (and Dublin’s) first league outing of the new season.DonegalSetanta Sports viewers were treated to an Ulster double-header on Saturday night beginning with Rory Gallagher’s first league fixture as the new Donegal bainisteoir. Overcoming Derry in a tough opener and gaining two league points was one thing but the fact Gallagher’s new-look tea Read More


Russian Grand Prix - Allianz Ireland Review

October 13th, 2014, by  Richard  .

Lewis Hamilton recorded a comfortable victory at the inaugural Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix, with second place going to his Mercedes teammate, Nico Rosberg, who recovered from an early error.Rosberg’s hopes of beating pole-sitter Hamilton to victory were effectively ended when he flat-spotted his front tyres in trying to pass the Englishman on the opening lap.However, Rosberg produced a series of overtaking moves, including a pass down the inside of Valtteri Bottas at Turn 2 soon after mid-distance, to recover to second place, despite running for 52 laps on a single set of tyres. The impressive damage-limitation perfo Read More


Japanese Grand Prix - Allianz Ireland Preview

October 2nd, 2014, by  Richard  .

By Michelle of Setanta SportsThere are five races remaining and by the looks of things the 2014 drivers’ championship will go right to the season-finale in Abu Dhabi.A year ago victory in Japan took Sebastian Vettel to the brink of a fourth successive world title, but fast forward 12 months and it is the Mercedes pair of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg who are battling it out for the drivers’ crown.Having trailed Rosberg for much of the season, Hamilton heads to Japan at the top of the standings thanks to his team-mate’s misfortunes in Singapore – Rosberg was forced to retire in Singapore after a foreign substance con Read More

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