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 […]

Antrim hoping for an Offaly different result

By Michael McMullan THIS time last year, Antrim were left scratching their heads as to how they didn’t get at least a draw from their opening league game, the visit of this weekend’s opponents Offaly. The Saffrons had enough goal chances to take the spoils and went on to have a league campaign of near […]

Treaty test for Saffrons

By Michael McMullan ANDY McEntee begins a second league season in charge of Antrim with a trip to Limerick on Sunday (Rathkeale, 12.30pm). Limerick were relegated from Division Two last season with their draw with Meath all they had to show for their efforts. They are now under the watch of new manager Jimmy Lee […]

Healy keen to keep the ball rolling

By Michael McMullan THE glass is always half full with Antrim captain Peter Healy and the Naomh Éanna man looks towards the Saffrons’ 2024 with optimism. Antrim began their McKenna Cup with a visit to Monaghan last night and the competition will give them a chance to finalise their preparations ahead of the league later […]

McEntee hopes that Saffrons in better place to push on in 2024

By Michael McMullan ANTRIM manager Andy McEntee hopes his side can learn from last year and be physically in a better place to hit the ground running in 2024. The Saffrons open their McKenna Cup with a trip to Castleblayney on Wednesday to take on Monaghan before hosting Fermanagh. McEntee, now in his second season […]

Ryan Murray – looking forward not back

An ACL injury put an end to Ryan Murray’s season, but the Antrim sharpshooter says he’ll do everything in his power to make it back in 2024, Niall Gartland reports… IT’S no exaggeration to say that 2023 has turned out to be a bit of a write off for experienced Antrim forward Ryan Murray. He […]