WATCH: 2023 Hurler of the Year – Neil McManus

Cushendall hurler Neil McManus was named Hurler of the Year at Friday night’s Gaelic Life Ulster Club All-Stars in association with McKeever Sports. He was selected from the Hurling Team of the Year as having been the player who was an inspiration on the pitch and is a tremendous ambassador for Ulster Hurling. This category […]


It goes without saying that hurling is an incredibly difficult sport to master, and whoever is awarded our big individual prize of Hurler of the Year in association with Ulster GAA, will be thoroughly deserving of the plaudits. Last year’s winner was Dunloy’s Ryan Elliott, the first ever time a goalkeeper has got his hands […]

Nominees: 2023 Hurling Manager of the Year

Below are the nominees for the 2023 Hurling Manager of the Year sponsored by Hillgrove Hotel. Find out more about this year’s shortlisted nominees below. Brian Delargy – Cushendall Brian Delargy led Cushendall to the promised land in Antrim, as they collected the championship crown and broke the Dunloy stranglehold. But that wasn’t enough, and […]

Cushendall have cause for optimism

By Niall Gartland CUSHENDALL don’t have the best record in All-Ireland semi-finals – and that shouldn’t be a stick to beat them with – but at the same time they have reason to believe that they can put it up to Kilkenny side O’Loughlin Gaels in Sunday’s last-four date at Navan. The Ruairi Ogs have […]

JOHNNY McINTOSH: Cushendall’s day, Cushendall’s year

FROM early on in the year it was evident there was a good vibe around Cushendall so it’s no major surprise to see them follow up their Antrim title with the provincial crown. The Ruairi Ógs can be unpredictable in one sense, but coming from a neighbouring club like I do, you usually get a sense […]

McCambridge hails Cushendall management’s varied approach

By Michael McMullan BRIAN Delargy and his management deserve the credit for Cushendall’s progression over the last three seasons, insists Ryan McCambridge. Victory in Sunday’s Ulster final saw the ‘Dall take home the Four Seasons Cup for the first time since 2018. The intervening years have been dominated by Dunloy and there were “bad years” when […]

The Ruairí Ógs are back

By Niall Gartland CUSHENDALL have the opportunity to edge their noses in front at the top of the all-time leaderboard when they take on Sleacht Néill in Saturday’s Ulster Senior Championship final at Páirc Esler in Newry. As things stand both themselves and Antrim rivals Dunloy share the honour of topping the leaderboard with 11 […]

McManus well aware of threat

By Shaun Casey TWENTY-FOUR hours after captaining his country to a victory over Scotland in the hurlingshinty hybrid international game at Páirc Esler, Newry, Neil McManus was back in the same venue eyeing up his next opponent. He attended the Down final between Portaferry and Ballycran, with his side Cushendall awaiting the winners. “It was […]

Portaferry poised for shot at redemption

By Shaun Casey LAST year’s 19-point pummelling at the hands of Sleacht Néill still rankles with the Portaferry players and they’re hoping to right those wrong this weekend. They take on Antrim champions Cushendall in the Ulster semi-final in Armagh on Sunday and the Down men are keen to make an impact in Ulster. “I wasn’t […]