Arva hoping to land their first ever provincial title

By Niall Gartland ARVA have barely sustained a scratch en route to Saturday’s Ulster Junior Championship final against Blackhill. They cruised through the Cavan Championship and it’s been a similar story in Ulster, claiming comfortable victories over Ballymaguigan and Lisnaskea in recent weeks. For what it’s worth, they played Division One football in Cavan this […]

Fintona out to write their own script

By Niall Gartland FOR Fintona Pearses, 2023 is the gift that keeps on giving. A first Tyrone Junior Championship title in nearly half a century was an era-defining moment for the club, and now they’ve another crack at history as they finalise their preparations for Saturday’s Ulster Junior Championship semi-final against a hardened Blackhill side […]

Blackhill seeking improvement

By Shaun Casey BLACKHILL made a brilliant start to the Ulster Championship with an eye-catching first round win but they face a sterner test this weekend against Tyrone side Fintona. Padraig Finnegan’s men rattled off five goals in their 5-11 to 1-7 win over Antrim champions Rasharkin, but Finnegan insists there’s room for improvement ahead of […]

Captain Murray says Fintona just focused on themselves

By Shaun Casey THE Ulster Championship provides Fintona with a chance to really focus on themselves, given their unfamiliarity with the opposition, suggests skipper Niall Murray as the Tyrone champions prepare to face Down representatives Drumaness on Sunday afternoon at O’Neill’s Healy Park (2pm). Fresh off the back of their double digit win over Ballyhegan […]

Unsuccessful appeal gives green light for Na Rossa to step into Ulster

By Michael McMullan ANY hint of doubt about Na Rossa’s opener against Lisnaskea was quashed this week and the sides will lock horns on Saturday (O’Donnell Park, 2.45pm) Na Rossa – managed by former Donegal star and boss Declan Bonner – were winners over Moville in the Donegal final but there was an appeal lodged after […]

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 […]