KEVIN CASSIDY: Then there were two

AFTER last weekend’s game, we now have the pairing for the 2023 Ulster Club final and it’s one to get our teeth into. We will get to that game next week to try and see where each team may get success in their question to take home the silver. For now, let’s cast our minds […]

Trillick boss Gormley proud of his charges

By Niall Gartland TRILLICK boss Jody Gormley acknowledged that his players ‘died with their boots on’ after they were pipped at the post in Sunday’s drama-laden Ulster Senior Championship semi-final defeat to Scotstown. The Tyrone Senior Champions fell agonisingly short on the day, losing out by a single point after extra-time at the BOX-IT Athletic […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: Ulster’s treasure hunt

THE semi-finals of the Ulster Club Championship take place this weekend and what a set of pairings we have in store. Like most years in this competition, a lot of us would have predicted certain teams to still be in the competition, but given the nature of the beast and the competitiveness of this championship […]

Our ethos is to be the hardest working team says Clarke

By Shaun Casey THE mantra all season long in the Crossmaglen changing room has to be the hardest working team and that effort has paid off so far for the Rangers, but, as Jamie Clarke warns, they’re not done yet. They added a further county title to their collection with a 12-point win over Clan […]

Gowna hope to lay ghost to rest

By Niall Gartland GOWNA have firmly established themselves as the leading team in Cavan football in recent years and now it’s up to them to show that they can duke it out with the big dogs in Ulster football. They retained their Cavan Senior Championship crown and did it in style with a thumping victory […]

Boss hails Naomh Conaill experience

By Michael McMullan CELEBRATING another visit of the Dr Maguire Cup was important to Martin Regan and Naomh Conaill but the focus is set on Sunday and date with Gowna. Mingling in each other’s pockets and the fans who back them all year was swapped for the training field by the Thursday night and it’s […]

The Magpies sweat on Johnston fitness

By Shaun Casey KILCOO are hoping they can call on Jerome Johnston on Sunday as they begin their Ulster Championship campaign with a trip to Brewster Park (3.30pm) against Fermanagh champions Derrygonnelly. The oldest of the three Johnston brothers hobbled off after eight minutes of play against Burren with what looked like a hamstring injury, as the […]

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: A look at Ulster’s footballing year

After a year of inter-county football action, Shaun Casey runs his eye over the Ulster teams… Antrim The Good – A run to the Tailteann Cup semi-finals and an outing in Croke Park signals a decent first season in the hotseat for former Meath boss Andy McEntee. It was his native county that ended the […]

DECLAN McCOY: Still an imperfect system

AS I write this I have a sense of déjà vu. Another big game for Armagh and another heart-breaking penalty shoot-out defeat. I’m just back from a coffee with Aaron McKay and he was so disappointed he let me pay (again!). I would suggest the next time instead of penalties we should have a supporter […]