Antrim hurlers have little time for soul-searching

By Michael McMullan THERE is little time for soul-searching as Antrim hurlers prepare to take on Wexford this weekend as the Leinster Championship continues. The Saffrons suffered a chastening 5-30 to 0-13 defeat at the hands of five-in-a-row chasing Kilkenny on Sunday in UPMC Nowlan Park. Antrim will host Wexford this Saturday in Corrigan Park, a […]

Antrim receive timely boost ahead of Leinster Championship

By Michael McMullan ANTRIM hurlers have been handed a much-needed boost ahead of Leinster Championship next month with manager Darren Gleeson adding to his panel. The Saffrons begin their campaign away to Kilkenny on Sunday, April 21 before welcoming Wexford a week later. Missing many key players, for a host of reasons, Antrim lost all […]

St Killian’s finish the job in style

By Niall Gartland WHAT a year it’s been for the hurlers of St Killian’s, Garron Tower. Winning the Mageean Cup, the premier Ulster school’s hurling competition, for the first time in six decades was an incredible achievement in its own right, but they refused to dine out on that title and claimed All-Ireland honours at […]

Antrim hurlers look ahead to golf day

THE Antrim senior hurlers are finalising plans for their upcoming Golf Classic on Friday,  April 5 at the DoubleTree Belfast Templepatrick on the Kingfisher Country Estate. Over the last 10 years, this event has enjoyed great success, and the Saffrons are eagerly anticipate another exciting tournament this year. They extend our thanks to the main […]

“I enjoyed the challenge of marking Adrian Mullen”

Name: Paul Boyle. Age: 23. Advertisement Teams played for: Loughgiel Shamrocks, Antrim and Ulster University. Who are your main rivals? Club probably Dunloy and county probably Dublin. Which opposition ground do you like playing on and why? I enjoy playing in Dunloy, I can’t explain why I just really like the pitch. Which opposition ground […]

Saffrons must offer response for visit of Dubs

By Michael McMullan ANTRIM hurlers will have had a difficult week after Sunday’s heavy defeat at the hands of Limerick. The Saffrons have little time to lick their wounds with Dublin coming to Corrigan Park on Sunday. Both teams were a pale shadow of the respective teams from their final games of the 2023 season. […]

Johnny McIntosh: The traditional route

WHILE Antrim have had some great moments in recent years, the reality is they’re still about tenth in the county on an All-Ireland scale. If you were doing a ranking, we’d have been sixth or seventh in the country at our very peak in the late eighties, but generally we’ve been somewhere been nine and […]

It’s all or nothing for Antrim

By Shaun Casey FROM the outset, it was fairly obvious that Antrim and Westmeath’s fates were going to come down to the final day where the two sides meet head on, with the winner retaining their place in the Leinster Championship and the All-Ireland series. Westmeath fired a spanner into the works last weekend however […]

Kilkenny set for Corrigan

By Kieran Lynch ANTRIM are heavy underdogs this weekend, but their two results so far in the Leinster Championship will give them heart that they can put it up to last year’s All-Ireland runners-up Kilkenny. Indeed, the Ulster side were far from disgraced when the two sides battled in the league back in February, in […]