Antrim: Review of the season

1 Antrim left standing after thriller ANTRIM hurlers are box office. There is always drama and buckets of scores. Their Division One campaign ended with zero points after five games, but across all the games they were never far away and were a penalty save from a draw with Waterford. The one that stuck in […]

Cargin move to retain management for 2023 season

By Michael McMullan CARGIN have confirmed that Ronan Devlin will stay on as manager for the 2023 season. Devlin, who was part of former manager Damian Cassidy’s backroom team for previous championship wins, took over as manager this season and delivered the McNamee Cup. Cargin had a dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Naomh Conaill before […]

No discussion on Devlin’s future as Cargin manager

By Michael McMullan NO dialogue has taken place on Ronan Devlin returning as manager of Cargin next year. The Antrim champions bowed out of the Ulster scene in a tight encounter against Glen with Danny Tallon’s late penalty sealing the deal in Sunday’s semi-final. Devlin was part of Damian Cassidy’s successful management teams before taking […]

Glen can still improve says assistant boss

BY KIERAN LYNCH WATTY GRAHAM’S, Glen are hoping to reach their first ever Ulster Senior Football Club Championship final, when they take on Cargin in the semi-final this Sunday. Last year, Glen’s first-ever venture in the competition came to its conclusion at this stage, as they were edged out in a nail-biter by Kilcoo, who went […]

Less drama the key to Cargin’s success

BY KIERAN LYNCH ERIN’S OWN, Cargin have made their way through to the Ulster Senior Football Club Championship semi-final on the back of three dramatic wins in a row, and they will be hoping to win out in less sensational circumstances when they face Glen this weekend. Having notched a last-minute winner against Creggan in Antrim […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: Murphy was Donegal’s greatest

WE enter the semi-final stage of the Ulster Club championship this weekend with two more fascinating games in store. Let’s not beat about the bush. Most people in Ulster at the very start of this competition expected the final to be between Kilcoo and Glen and very little has changed since then. Both of these […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: Ulster’s club serving tops it all

LAST weekend proved to any doubters out there just how special and ultra-competitive our Ulster Club Championship season is up here. When you look through all of the games last weekend, you would have witnessed everything that we like about Gaelic games and credit to all the clubs involved. Let’s start with the most controversial game, given all […]

Mac Ceallabhuí hoping Naomh Conaill rise to new challenge

By Michael McMullan WHEN you’ve been in seven of the last eight county finals, you must be doing something right and Donegal champions Naomh Conaill take that level of consistency into Sunday’s clash with Antrim giants Cargin. After losing last year’s final by 10 points to St Eunan’s, Martin Regan’s charges are top dogs again […]

Aghagallon hoping to go one step further

By Niall Gartland AGHAGALLON boss Audi Kelly has tagged Sunday’s Senior Championship final against Antrim powerhouses Cargin as a David v Goliath contest – but he hopes last year’s experience of making the final will stand to his team. The St Mary’s club reached the senior final for the first time in their history, and […]