Keeping the head down

Dermot McAleese missed six games in the middle of last season but is back in full flow and hoping for a complete Antrim performance on Saturday in Newry. He spoke with Michael McMullan DERMOT McAleese has always been the same. Quiet and modest off the pitch. Inside the whitewash, he is always front and centre. […]

Antrim’s league status in their own hands

By Michael McMullan IT all comes down to this. There are a few permutations that will come into play in the relegation zone but Andy McEntee’s side can only look after their own house. Avoid defeat at home to Wicklow on Sunday and they Saffrons will remain in Division Three for a fourth season. Should […]

Portglenone hope to build on first league title

By Michael McMullan PORTGLENONE manager John McKeever feels winning their maiden Senior League success is another important building block towards the club’s first ever championship. The Casements begin their “difficult group” away to Naomh Éanna next weekend before games with Lamh Dhearg and neighbours Ahoghill. McKeever will have to plan without joint captains Dermot McAleese […]

McAleese determined to take Croker opportunity

TAILTEANN CUP SEMI-FINAL Antrim v Meath Sunday, Croke Park, 2pm (LIVE ON RTÉ) By Niall Gartland Advertisement ANTRIM vice-captain Dermot McAleese says there’s ‘nowhere else in the world’ he’d rather be than in Croke Park this Sunday for their Tailteann Cup semi-final against Meath. Their campaign to date has been a roaring success – four […]

Antrim hoping to maintain their winning run says McAleese

By Shaun Casey WINNING is a habit and it’s one that Antrim are determined to keep. That’s the message from half-back Dermot McAleese ahead of Sunday’s Tailteann Cup quarter-final (Corrigan Park 1pm). Antrim are unbeaten in the second-tier competition having finished top of their group with wins over Leitrim, Wexford and Fermanagh, so confidence in […]