Pearses primed for Orchard trip in provincial opener

By Niall Gartland THE celebrations have been parked for now as Fintona embark on their maiden voyage into the provincial arena as they get ready for Saturday’s Ulster Junior Championship preliminary clash against Ballyhegan (Armagh) at the Athletic Grounds. The Pearses long-awaited County succeess was their fifth ever title at adult level, but this is […]

Ballyhegan giving Ulster their “best shot”

By Shaun Casey BALLYHEGAN are in the strange scenario of competing in the Ulster Club Championship having not won their county championship. Barry Hughes’ side lost heavily to Clann Éireann seconds in the Armagh JFC final, 4-12 to 1-8, but, due to the GAA’s ruling seconds teams out of Ulster, it’s Ballyhegan who represent the […]

Clann Eireann IIs continue to grow

By Shaun Casey CLANN Éireann II couldn’t have imagined such outstanding progress in a short space of time when they debated whether to enter a junior team into the league and championship for the 2023 campaign. But now at the business end of the season, the Lurgan lads have reached the Junior Championship final (Saturday, […]

The buzz is back in Ballyhegan

By Shaun Casey THE ‘buzz’ is back in Ballyhegan as the Davitts prepare for the Junior Championship final against Clann Éireann IIs on Saturday (BOX-IT Athletic Grounds, 6pm). Ballyhegan last captured the Sean Quinn Cup in 2017 while it’s completely new territory for their Lurgan opponents. There’s no recent history between the two teams as […]

Caitriona O’Hagan hoping for club glory

 Carrickcruppen and Armagh player Caitriona O’Hagan is hoping to win her first senior county championship medal alongside her childhood idol Caroline O’Hanlon who is 20 years older than her.  By Daire Walsh SHE is hopeful that a long career as an inter-county footballer is ahead of her, but rising star Caitriona O’Hagan believes that winning […]