O’Boyle: “Paul McMullan missed training to go fishing”

Name: Alex O’Boyle. Age: 26 Teams played for: Glenariffe Oisins, Antrim minors, Cross and Passion College and Armagh. Earliest GAA memory? Advertisement Watching the All-Ireland Hurling final on TV. Which team-mate has been the most inspirational and why? Johnny McIntosh before he retired, played a couple of years with him and he was different class. […]

Down creep into the last four

ULSTER SFC Down 0-13 Antrim 0-9 By Michael McMullan THREE points from Oisin Savage helped Down steer clear of Antrim on Saturday night in Páirc Esler. Advertisement The Saffrons won the toss and played with the wind but went in at half-time 0-6 to 0-3 in arrears. There were yellow cards for Joe Finnegan and […]

Keeping the head down

Dermot McAleese missed six games in the middle of last season but is back in full flow and hoping for a complete Antrim performance on Saturday in Newry. He spoke with Michael McMullan DERMOT McAleese has always been the same. Quiet and modest off the pitch. Inside the whitewash, he is always front and centre. […]

Final spot within the Saffrons’ own grasp says Patterson

By Michael McMullan ANTRIM camogs travel to Dublin on Saturday knowing a spot in the Division 1B final is within reach. For Colleen Patterson, she feels their battle with Limerick last weekend will stand them instead against the Dubs. After trailing by eight points at one stage in the first half, Antrim were four adrift […]

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 […]

Curtain comes down on Antrim league campaign against Tipp

By Michael McMullan ANTRIM’S chastening National League campaign comes to a conclusion this weekend with the visit of Tipperary. The Saffrons have yet to register a point in the campaign and Darren Gleeson’s faces his native county in the back of a disappointing defeat in Westmeath. They were seconds away from defeating Dublin and would’ve […]

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 […]

St Killian’s eye up Paddy Buggy Cup history

By Shaun Casey ST Killian’s Garron Tower will make history on Saturday afternoon when they take part in the Paddy Buggy Cup final for the first time ever, but they won’t want to leave Abbotstown empty-handed. They take on Blackwater CS of Waterford who saw off Banagher College in the semi-final by three points, 0-11 […]

Another award for McCormick

LOUGHGIEL and Antrim star Róisín McCormick has been named on the Electric Ireland Camogie Third Level Rising Stars Team of the Year for a second successive season. McCormick was the TU Dublin hero with her last gasp winner in the 2023 final and has been selected once again. 2024 Electric Ireland Camogie Third Level Rising […]