Walsh: Resilient Antrim keen to go one step further

By Shaun Casey THIS time last season, Eunan Walsh watched on from the stands as Antrim lost to Meath in the Tailteann Cup semi-final by two points having opted out of the panel for a year. But fast-forward 12 months and the Aghagallon man is looking forward to lining out in Croke Park on Sunday. The Saffrons […]

Down aiming for better Croke Park outing

By Michael McMullan DOWN manager Conor Laverty feels his side are made for the open spaces of Croke Park but is hoping they do themselves justice on Sunday. Last year’s beaten finalists face Sligo in the second half of a Tailteann Cup semi-final double header that includes Antrim’s clash with Laois. Headquarters hasn’t been a […]

Familiar terrain for the footballers of Fermanagh and Antrim

By Katrina Brennan IT’S familiar territory for Fermanagh and Antrim this Saturday evening when they go head-to-head in Brewster Park in the Tailteann Cup quarter-final. While Fermanagh had no game last weekend after topping their group and booking a home quarter-final, Antrim had to contend with London in Corrigan Park in the preliminary quarter-final and it […]

Down strong favourites to advance

By Niall Gartland DOWN have been rampant in the Tailteann Cup to date and it could be a considerable surprise if their momentum doesn’t carry them through Saturday’s quarter-final clash against outsiders Wicklow at Páirc Esler. Conor Laverty’s side have been scoring for fun from the outset of their campaign, racking up 1-20 against Limerick, 1-24 against […]

Tailteann Cup quarter final draw

ULSTER duo Fermanagh and Antrim have been drawn to meet in the Tailteann Cup quarter finals. There will be an Ulster theme in Newry when former Down coach and player Mark Doran will face his native county as part of Oisín McConville’s management team in Wicklow. Another Armagh All-Ireland winner Justin McNulty will take his […]

Antrim not taking London lightly says Declan Lynch

By Shaun Casey LONDON haven’t really been on Antrim’s radar over the past couple of seasons but to progress through to the last eight of the Tailteann Cup, the Saffrons are going to have to overcome the Exiles this weekend. In fact, Antrim haven’t come up against the London since 2020, when the sides clashed […]

Taking it in his stride

By Michael McMullan THE warm smile on Ruairí Ó Mianáin’s face tells you exactly how he plays his hurling. It’s just a part of him. His touch and bag of tricks are one part of the package. It would make any manager in Ireland take note. The hurl is merely an extension of his arm. […]

Jordan embracing the run of games

By Niall Gartland THE ambition is to secure top spot by overcoming Sligo this Sunday, but Antrim footballer Marc Jordan knows it won’t be the end of the world if they fail in that quest and end up in the preliminary quarter-finals. The Saffrons finished top of their group in the Tailteann Cup last year […]