Drumsurn success two years in the making

By Michael McMullan WINNING the Bridie McMenamin Shield to clinch the treble was both surreal and two years in the making insists Drumsurn captain Shauneen Mullan. Saturday’s win over Rasharkin added to their league and championship glories in Derry and Mullan wants Drumsurn to push on at intermediate level in 2024. “It is unreal and a […]

Swatragh set to mark 50 years of camogie with new book and gala celebration

DERRY club Swatragh will mark 50 years of camogie with the launch of a new book and a gala celebration this weekend. It’s the culmination of many weeks and months and planning as the club aim to build for the future thanks to their recent youth development work. The camogie club, founded in 1973, merged […]

Liatroim success is for everyone says vice-captain Aislínn Brown

By Michael McMullan THE current wave of success in Liatroim is not just for the players, it’s for every member of the community. That’s how vice-captain Aislínn Brown sees it as the Down champions prepare for Sunday’s showdown with title holders and last year’s All-Ireland finalists Loughgiel in Armagh. The club tasted Ulster success with their […]

Cross focus on their own game

By Michael McMullan TWELVE months after a league reshuffle saw Crossmaglen down to the intermediate camogie ranks; they have the Armagh title in the bank and are an hour away from more silver. They take on Cavan side Kill on Saturday (Castleblayney, 2pm) with an Ulster title up for grabs and Ríona McConville sums up […]

“Their success over the past 10 years speaks for itself”

Mairead McNicholl looks back at some of her opponents… Name: Mairead McNicholl. Age: 28. Teams played for: Swatragh, Derry, St Patrick’s College, Maghera and Queen’s University, Belfast. Advertisement Which opposition ground do you dislike going to and why? Any of the long bus journeys for county matches aren’t ideal. What team have you enjoyed the […]

Ulster players shortlisted for camogie awards

By Michael McMullan DERRY All-Ireland winning camogie duo Áine McAllister and Aoife Ní Chaiside have both been shortlisted for intermediate player of the year. The joint captains led by example in a season that saw the Oakleaf County end the famine since their 2012 success. Ní Chaiside picked up her second All-Ireland medal with Derry […]

Bond vital as Derry end search for All-Ireland glory

By Michael McMullan THE bond between players and management made the difference this season as Derry camogs landed All-Ireland honours insists attacking ace Aoife Shaw. The Lavey star hit 0-7 and made the goal for Shannon O’Connor as Derry eventually fended off Meath in a 1-17 to 1-9 victory to land a second intermediate title. […]

Derry camogs relieved to get second chance

By Shaun Casey A PREARRANGED family holiday will keep PJ O’Mullan settled during the build-up to this weekend’s All-Ireland Camogie final replay, but the Derry boss won’t be able to do much relaxing. His side left Croke Park last Sunday with mixed emotions, but the overriding feeling was one of relief. While they were well […]

Maghera celebrate Ulster camogie clean sweep

St Patrick’s Maghera held a special night of celebration for their five Ulster winning camogie teams. Michael McMullan went along and spoke with coach Catriona Scott about the special achievement. BLUE, black and white jerseys as far as the eye could see. Tea and buns. Photos. Smiling faces. Proud parents. Endless applause. Presentations. St Patrick’s Maghera’ […]

Positive Breffni mood ahead of All-Ireland showdown with Clare

By Michael McMullan THERE has been a “very positive” mood in the Cavan camp during their two-week training window ahead of their All-Ireland Junior Camogie Championship quarter-final showdown this weekend says Emma Mulvaney. The Breffni blues take on unbeaten Clare (Clane 3pm) after last weekend’s quarter-final draw. It’s the Castletara player’s second year on the […]