Improvement the key for Moneyglass

By Daire Walsh HAVING pushed them to the pin of their collar before ultimately losing out in the 2022 Ulster LGFA senior championship decider, Cathy Carey and St Ergnat’s Moneyglass were determined to go a step further against Donaghmoyne in the latest meeting between the two teams. On November 13 of last year in Owenbeg, […]

JOHNNY McINTOSH: Written in the stars

SO here we have it, Loughgiel and Cushendall will duke it out for the Volunteer Cup as the Antrim Senior Hurling Championship reaches its conclusion. First things first, for Loughgiel to overcome Dunloy in the semi-final was the big upset of the year, but for me, it’s almost written in the stars that Cushendall win […]

Jackman remains with Saffrons

By Michael McMullan FERMANAGH native Niall Jackman will remain in charge of Antrim’s u-20footballers for a third season. Jackman will be assisted by coaches Aaron Douglas, Matthew Gribbin, Sean McKenna, Stephen Bateson and Paddy Kelly. Marcus Graham will be in charge of Strength and Conditioning with Mark McAreavey (Performance Analyst) also on board. Advertisement It […]

Cushendall hoping to find feet at right time

By Michael McMullan CUSHENDALL’S focus is simple ahead of their Antrim semi-final clash with Ballycastle insists former Antrim star Neil McManus. It’s knock-out hurling and time to put in the best performance possible as the race for title number 15 takes another step on Saturday (Loughgiel, 2.30pm). McManus, who called time on a stellar county […]

Antrim ratify u-20 hurling management team

ANTRIM have ratified Paudie Shivers as their u-20 hurling manager for next season. The Dunloy man returned with Seán McManus as his assistant manager. The backroom team will be made up of Mickey Glover and Simon Doherty, who will look after the hurling coaching,  Athletic Development Coach Aaron Smiley and Marty McLaughlin (Performance Analyst).   Advertisement […]

Growing the Glens

By Niall Gartland RURAL depopulation. It’s a big, scary term and there are no easy fixes, but the close-knit community centred on Cushendall has taken a proactive and innovative approach to holding onto those who may be tempted to pick up sticks. Former Antrim hurling star Neil McManus is part of the ‘Grow the Glens’ […]

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 […]

Spreading their wings

By Michael McMullan OVER the last four Monday nights there has been a different size of ball whizzing around the Ballyveely Road, home of St Brigid’s, Cloughmills. Ladies football has exploded in the Antrim club and it’s only just beginning. With county manager Emma Kelly and captain Cathy Carey due to drop in for a […]