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 […]

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: A look at Ulster’s footballing year

After a year of inter-county football action, Shaun Casey runs his eye over the Ulster teams… Antrim The Good – A run to the Tailteann Cup semi-finals and an outing in Croke Park signals a decent first season in the hotseat for former Meath boss Andy McEntee. It was his native county that ended the […]

McAleese determined to take Croker opportunity

TAILTEANN CUP SEMI-FINAL Antrim v Meath Sunday, Croke Park, 2pm (LIVE ON RTÉ) By Niall Gartland Advertisement ANTRIM vice-captain Dermot McAleese says there’s ‘nowhere else in the world’ he’d rather be than in Croke Park this Sunday for their Tailteann Cup semi-final against Meath. Their campaign to date has been a roaring success – four […]

Tailteann Cup semi-final draw

By Michael McMullan THE draw for the Tailteann Cup semi-finals was made on Monday morning with Antrim manager Andy McEntee set to face his native Meath. Down v Laois Meath v Antrim The semi-finals will be played at Croke Park on Sunday. Advertisement Down and Meath were kept apart in the draw after crossing paths […]

Antrim hoping to maintain their winning run says McAleese

By Shaun Casey WINNING is a habit and it’s one that Antrim are determined to keep. That’s the message from half-back Dermot McAleese ahead of Sunday’s Tailteann Cup quarter-final (Corrigan Park 1pm). Antrim are unbeaten in the second-tier competition having finished top of their group with wins over Leitrim, Wexford and Fermanagh, so confidence in […]

Tailteann Cup’s top contenders

Cavan LAST year’s beaten finalists Cavan seem the best placed team to give the Tailteann Cup a real rattle this season and they are the favourites to get their hands on some silverware. They held that tag in 2022 as well and could have won it, but Westmeath just proved that wee bit strong in […]

McBride has his eyes on the prize

Antrim are on a roll in this year’s Tailteann Cup, and Patrick McBride says they’re determined to go all the way in the competition. By Shaun Casey PATRICK McBride has been one of Antrim’s most loyal servants for over a decade but has little to show for his dedication. The St John’s man has been […]

Antrim name team for Fermanagh clash

By Michael McMullan ANTRIM have named their team for Sunday’s top of the table clash with Fermanagh in Armagh (3pm) as the Tailteann Cup group stages come to a close. The winner will top the group and book a quarter-final spot, avoiding their name in the hat for Sunday’s preliminary quarter-final draw. Eoghan McCabe, Cormac […]

Antrim footballers aiming to add to winning start

By Shaun Casey FOLLOWING their convincing nine-point win over Leitrim in the opening round of the Tailteann Cup, Antrim will be aiming to make it two from two when they travel to Wexford Park on Saturday evening. Three second half goals saw Andy McEntee’s side power to a convincing 3-18 to 2-12 victory, on home […]