Ward expecting a cracking game


By Michael McMullan DONEGAL minor boss Barry Ward is expecting a cracking game when they entertain Armagh in Saturday’s Ulster semi-final in Ballyshannon. Donegal earned home advantage after topping their group with Armagh needing to dust themselves down after losing to Derry to overcome Monaghan in the quarter-final. “Armagh are a quality team, they won […]


Donnelly mindful of Cavan threat


By Niall Gartland THE serious stuff starts now in the Ulster Minor Championship and Tyrone minor boss Gerry Donnelly recognises that they can’t afford to take Cavan lightly in Saturday’s quarter-final clash in Omagh. Donnelly is in his fourth season in the hotseat and he’s seen just about everything in his time in charge, from […]


Donnelly expects a ‘tough’ and ‘physical’ test from Wicklow


By Katrina Brennan LAST weekend Fermanagh played their final challenge match in preparation for the start of the Tailteann Cup, with a game against Monaghan, and despite losing it by six points, Erne manager, Kieran Donnelly says “the preparations have gone as well as they could have” as they ready themselves for Saturday’s game with Wicklow. […]


Monaghan minors a work-in-progress says Malone


By Niall Gartland MONAGHAN manager Dermot Malone knows they have issues to iron out ahead of Saturday’s Ulster Championship quarter-final clash away to Armagh. Malone spearheaded Monaghan minor’s run to last year’s All-Ireland final, but the majority of that starting team have moved on and their current crop are something of a work-in-progress if their […]


Final chance to move up the ladder in minor championship


By Michael McMullan SATURDAY brings the last round of games before the Ulster Minor Football Championship breaks into the knock-out stages. The top team in each section will advance to the semi-finals where they will be rewarded with home advantage. Teams in second and third will then play off in two quarter-finals. Down’s win over […]


Stakes start to rise for Derry minors


By Michael McMullan THE stakes rise for Derry and Armagh minors who meet in Saturday’s top of the table clash in Owenbeg. Group winners advance straight to the semi-finals where they will be rewarded with home advantage. After that, teams in second and third spots play in two quarter-finals. Reigning Ulster and All-Ireland champions Derry […]


Donnelly demands more consistency


By Barry O’Donnell TYRONE minor manager Gerard Donnelly is throwing down the gauntlet to his charges to try and put back-to-back wins together when they tackle Monaghan in a crunch Group A Ulster Championship clash at Ardboe this Saturday lunchtime. The Red Hands form has been patchy in both league and championship throughout the course […]


Oakleafer minors out to continue winning run


By Shaun Casey ULSTER and All-Ireland Minor champions Derry continue their championship campaign this weekend as they travel to Dunsilly to take on Antrim and aim to continue their fine form at this age grade. Damian McErlain’s side have already captured the league title, the only trophy that eluded them last season, and opened their […]


Donegal minors aiming to keep the foot down says Ward


By Michael McMullan WHEN Tyrone minors visit Ballybofey on Saturday is not knock-out but that’s not how Donegal manager Barry Ward is looking at it. Both teams won their opening games and Ward wants his side to keep their foot on the gas. After three years managing the senior team in his native Ballyshannon and […]