Aghagallon stalwart repaying the support of ‘Tiny Life’ charity

By Niall Gartland AGHAGALLON clubman Ivan Lavery is undergoing a number of sponsored events in support of the Tiny Life foundation, who provided him with immeasurable support during a time of great personal grief. Lavery’s sons Joseph and Ivan were born premature on April 24, 2018. Despite the best efforts of staff at the Royal […]

McGrath staying on in Aghagallon

By Michael McMullan PETE McGrath will remain in charge of Aghagallon for another season the club have confirmed. The St Mary’s club were beaten in the final in 2021 and ’22 and McGrath will remain at the helm in a bid to get them over the finish line. It comes after the news of Ronan […]

Boss Devlin realises the need for improvement for Cargin

By Michael McMullan WHEN the dust settled on Cargin’s hard-fought win over Aghagallon, manager Ronan Devlin felt the glass was half-full. The champions are preparing for the next step of their title against St Brigid’s on Sunday (Dunsilly, 2pm). Devlin’s immediate “kneejerk” reaction to his team’s performance didn’t give enough credit to what Aghagallon brought […]

Two-time All-Ireland winning manager Pete McGrath set for new challenge

FORMER Down manager Pete McGrath will take on a new management role in 2023. The two-time All-Ireland winning manager has been appointed as manager of Antrim club Aghagallon. McGrath, who also managed Fermanagh and Louth, was involved with Burren footballers last season under Jim McCorry. Alongside Ray Morgan, he was central to the success of […]

New senior manager for Desertmartin

By Michael McMullan DERRY intermediate side Desertmartin have appointed a new senior football manager ahead of the 2023 season. Tyrone man Audi Kelly has taken over from Kevin O’Neill who stepped down after a three-year term that yielded back to back junior titles. Kelly managed Moy to Tyrone, Ulster and All-Ireland intermediate titles and was […]

No discussion on Devlin’s future as Cargin manager

By Michael McMullan NO dialogue has taken place on Ronan Devlin returning as manager of Cargin next year. The Antrim champions bowed out of the Ulster scene in a tight encounter against Glen with Danny Tallon’s late penalty sealing the deal in Sunday’s semi-final. Devlin was part of Damian Cassidy’s successful management teams before taking […]

Aghagallon hoping to go one step further

By Niall Gartland AGHAGALLON boss Audi Kelly has tagged Sunday’s Senior Championship final against Antrim powerhouses Cargin as a David v Goliath contest – but he hopes last year’s experience of making the final will stand to his team. The St Mary’s club reached the senior final for the first time in their history, and […]

Silverware up for grabs in the Saffron County

ANTRIM JUNIOR FOOTBALL FINAL O’DONNELL’S V PEARSES Sunday, Dunsilly, 7.30pm PEARSE’S having a slender home win when they crossed swords. O’Donnell’s needed a PJ Meehan point to force extra time in their semi-final win over Éire Óg. Pearse’s had a facile semi-final and are tipped to take the title. Advertisement Verdict: Pearses ANTRIM JUNIOR CAMOGIE […]

Final berths up for grabs in Antrim

ANTRIM SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINALS CREGGAN V CARGIN Saturday, Dunsily, 5pm THIS eagerly anticipated clash could go right to the wire. Cargin lost their stranglehold on the Antrim title with a semi-final defeat to eventual champions Creggan last year. This is the one they’ve been waiting on, but you can’t write off Creggan either. Advertisement Verdict: […]