GList: Taking stock of the season

Five Ulster counties have exited the race for championship honours and Niall Gartland runs the rule over their seasons: TYRONE THE championship trumps all else, particularly in Tyrone, so fans of the Red Hand County will feel bitterly disappointed that they bowed out of the race for Sam last Saturday with their preliminary quarter-final defeat […]

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 […]

Saffrons name side for top of the table clash

By Michael McMullan ANTRIM manager Andy McEntee has named his side for this weekend’s top of the table group clash with Sligo in the Tailteann Cup. There are no changes to the squad named for their win over Wexford when Aghagallon’s Ruairi McCann fourth goal of the season was the major score in a one-point […]

Antrim name team for Wexford trip

By Michael McMullan ANTRIM manager Andy McEntee has named his side for this weekend’s Tailteann Cup trip to Wexford. The Saffrons, beaten semi-finalists last season, opened with a victory over Tipperary and will have Sligo coming down the tracks. It’s an unnamed side but Cargin’s Conhuir Johnston has been named on the squad with Adam […]

Antrim footballers hope to back up promising win

By Niall Gartland THE Saffrons need to thread carefully as they gear up for their round two Tailteann Cup match with an away trip to Wexford this Saturday. While Wexford don’t look like they’re up to much on paper – they played in Division Four this year and failed to achieve promotion – the results show that […]

Antrim’s league status in their own hands

By Michael McMullan IT all comes down to this. There are a few permutations that will come into play in the relegation zone but Andy McEntee’s side can only look after their own house. Avoid defeat at home to Wicklow on Sunday and they Saffrons will remain in Division Three for a fourth season. Should […]

Antrim’s fate in their own hands

By Michael McMullan ON the same weekend their ladies’ team travel to Clare, Antrim men also make the trip to the Banner County. After winning their first two games, Andy McEntee’s side have lost three on the bounce with relegation now a possibility. Wicklow and Limerick, who have both lost all five games, with lock […]

Antrim facing another tough assignment

By Michael McMullan AFTER a promising start to the season, Antrim’s league campaign has turned into a relegation battle. Back-to-back defeats at the hands of high-flying Down and Sligo leaves Andy McEntee’s side in the search for points to ensure their Division Three status. They welcome another promotion chasing team, Westmeath, to Corrigan Park on […]

McEntee’s focus switches to Sligo trip

By Michael McMullan ANTRIM’S hopes of launching a promotion bid will face a tough test on Sunday with a trip to Sligo. The Saffrons won both their opening games before going under against Down last weekend in a game Conor Laverty’s side ran out 1-15 to 1-6 winners despite squandering a host of chances. “When […]