Captain Casey enjoying build up buzz

By Shaun Casey NO Armagh club has ever won an Ulster title at intermediate level and on Sunday afternoon, Cullyhanna become the sixth team to attempt it. They take on Ballyhaise of Cavan and Cullyhanna captain Pearse Casey says the build up to the decider has been something special. “It’s unbelievable and everyone keeps saying […]

McAnulty: Liatroim players have found their swagger

By Oisín Duddy LIATROIM are going up against an extremely strong Cullyhanna side in this weekend’s Ulster Intermediate semi-final in Castleblayney – but team captain Gerard McAnulty said it will take something special to knock them out. The Fontenoys have been here before, winning the Ulster crown in 1998, while their opponents have never been […]

St Pat’s looking to break the mould

By Shaun Casey ARMAGH teams don’t have a great record in the Ulster Intermediate Championship, but Cullyhanna have a chance to set that record straight. Five teams hailing from the Orchard County have reached the decider in the last 25 years of the competition, but no club from Armagh has ever won the title. Cullyhanna […]

Barry McConville: Playing the long game

Barry McConville is in his 23rd year of senior football with Cullyhanna as they aim to book an Ulster final place. He chatted to Michael McMullan about his career… YOU don’t need to be chatting to Barry McConville long before you realise why he’s in the throes of a 23rd season of senior football. There […]

Cavan’s Ballyhaise park the celebrations

By Niall Gartland BALLYHAISE celebrated their Cavan Intermediate Championship title with gusto but they’re treating their looming provincial campaign with the appropriate seriousness. They take on Donegal champions Downings on Sunday at Kingspan Breffni Park and they’ll be in mighty form having made amends for the disappointments of recent years in Cavan. Their championship final […]

Fontenoys excited by Ulster freedom

By Shaun Casey PEARSE Óg McCrickard was named on the Joe McDonagh Cup Team of the Year last week for his performances in the red and black of the Down hurlers, just 10 days after kicking 0-8 for the Liatroim footballers as they claimed the Intermediate title in the Mourne County. A dual star, McCrickard […]

Most eyes turning towards Ulster already

By Michael McMullan AFTER all the shadow boxing – with the exception of Tyrone’s knock-out action – across Ulster, the championship race picked up pace with only a handful of football titles up for grabs. The Tyrone and Derry county finals take place this weekend with the Monaghan intermediate champions yet to be crowned. After […]

Ulster Club football fixtures

WITH the club championships across Ulster edging closer to the knock-out stages, here is a look at the landscape that will meet the winners from all the counties at senior, intermediate and junior level. SENIOR PRELIMINARY ROUND – November 4 Fermanagh v Down QUARTER-FINALS – November 11/12 (1) Derry v Antrim (2) Cavan v Donegal […]