Cargin feel they belong at the cutting edge

By Michael McMullan CARGIN are bidding for a seventh title in nine seasons when they face Dunloy on Sunday (Corrigan Park, 2.30pm). Manager Ronan Devlin, in his sixth year having served under previous boss Damian Cassidy, feels the mood is as good, if not better, than any of the finals he has experienced. Devlin puts […]

Boss Devlin realises the need for improvement for Cargin

By Michael McMullan WHEN the dust settled on Cargin’s hard-fought win over Aghagallon, manager Ronan Devlin felt the glass was half-full. The champions are preparing for the next step of their title against St Brigid’s on Sunday (Dunsilly, 2pm). Devlin’s immediate “kneejerk” reaction to his team’s performance didn’t give enough credit to what Aghagallon brought […]

Delargy tuned in for Portglenone’s next test

By Michael McMullan LEAGUE champions Portglenone are chasing a first county senior final spot since 2009 when they lock horns with Dunloy on Friday night (Dunsilly, 7.30pm). The Casements took out Creggan in the quarter-finals thanks to Aidan McAleese’s goal, but Niall Delargy is fully aware of what they are meeting this weekend. Delargy, who […]

Lámh Dhearg focus remains on chasing championship glory

By Michael McMullan LÁMH Dhearg captain Terry McCrudden admits that while their form is inconsistent the goal is the same as every year – getting their hands back on the McNamee Cup. McCrudden, who played in their 2017 final win over St John’s, feels their “tough” group that included Portglenone, Naomh Éanna and Ahoghill has […]

The buzz has picked up says Cargin boss

By Kieran Lynch WE have reached the business end of the football calendar in Antrim, as the Northern Switchgear Senior Football Championship begins this weekend. As has been the case in six of the last eight years, Erin’s Own Cargin are reigning champions, and their manager Ronan Devlin says that he has seen his side […]

Two-time All-Ireland winning manager Pete McGrath set for new challenge

FORMER Down manager Pete McGrath will take on a new management role in 2023. The two-time All-Ireland winning manager has been appointed as manager of Antrim club Aghagallon. McGrath, who also managed Fermanagh and Louth, was involved with Burren footballers last season under Jim McCorry. Alongside Ray Morgan, he was central to the success of […]

Cargin move to retain management for 2023 season

By Michael McMullan CARGIN have confirmed that Ronan Devlin will stay on as manager for the 2023 season. Devlin, who was part of former manager Damian Cassidy’s backroom team for previous championship wins, took over as manager this season and delivered the McNamee Cup. Cargin had a dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Naomh Conaill before […]