Maeve Kelly savours her first Ulster success


By Niall Gartland ANTRIM camog Maeve Kelly had special reason to savour last weekend’s Ulster Senior Championship final success against Derry. The Ballycastle girl missed out on their Ulster title success of 2022 due to an ACL injury, so this was her first time landing honours at provincial level. They didn’t have it all their […]


Antrim seeking applicants for camogie position


By Niall Gartland THE ongoing saga surrounding the contested position of Antrim senior camogie manager is set to rumble on following the decision of the county board to advertise the post on Monday evening on social media. Carl McCormick – father of Antrim and Loughgiel camogie star Róisín – recently stepped into the breach as stand-in […]


Antrim have ability to spring upset says Dowds


By Niall Gartland ANTRIM boss Elaine Dowds says they want to show that they’re more than just ‘northern upstarts’ when they take on Tipperary in Saturday’s All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship quarter-final against Tipperary (Croke Park 3.30pm). Even those with a passing interest in camogie will probably assume that the girls from the Premier County will […]


Antrim take winning start to Waterford


By Michael McMullan GETTING used to the intensity and pace of top-level camogie has been key in Antrim’s learning curve. That’s the take from Lucia McNaughton ahead of Saturday’s final All-Ireland Senior Championship group game against Waterford (4.30pm SETU Arena). The Saffrons have already qualified from the group regardless of this weekend’s result and they […]


Championship progress leaves Antrim squad buzzing


By Michael McMullan antri Manager Elaine Dowds, a teacher in Cross and Passion College, commented how the camogie chatter flowed around the school on Monday morning. “The girls are buzzing…everyone is,” she said as the squad braced themselves for another week of training. Advertisement Dowds heads up a management team that includes former Antrim ‘keeper […]


Down defeat sharpened Antrim focus says Dobbin


LOSING the Ulster final to Down was the “wake-up call” Antrim needed to sharpen the focus for a tilt at the All-Ireland series says attacking ace Caitrín Dobbin. The Saffrons were five-point winners (1-15 to 0-14) over Limerick on Saturday’s All-Ireland opener after going eight points ahead but needed to hang tough in the third […]


Dowds: Antrim reset and ready for Limerick


By Kieran Lynch AFTER three weeks of hard training, Antrim are ready to put the disappointment of their Ulster final loss behind them when they begin their All-Ireland Senior Championship campaign on Saturday, according to manager Elaine Dowds. The Saffrons were upset 0-15 to 0-9 by Down, but Dowds has been mightily impressed by the […]


Dowds: Antrim camogs reset and ready for Limerick


By Kieran Lynch AFTER three weeks of hard training, Antrim are ready to put the disappointment of their Ulster final loss behind them when they begin their All-Ireland Senior Championship campaign on Saturday, according to manager Elaine Dowds. The Saffrons were upset 0-15 to 0-9 by Down, but Dowds has been mightily impressed by the […]


Antrim hampered by injuries


By Niall Gartland INJURY-STRUCK Antrim Juniors will duke it out with a rapidly improving Cavan side for the Ulster Intermediate title this weekend. Antrim Juniors won last year’s All-Ireland Junior title in style with a 5-5 to 0-14 victory over Armagh, but a number of key players are injured while others have made the step […]


Boyle hoping to make hay while the sun shines


By Niall Gartland MAKING hay while the sun shines. Amy Boyle has enjoyed a wonderful 18 months with Antrim and Loughgiel camogs, and she’s hoping to pocket another winner’s medal in this weekend’s Ulster Senior Championship final against Down. Boyle was a key figure in the Antrim side that won the All-Ireland Intermediate title in […]