Dromintee wary of Errigal scoring threat

DROMINTEE coach Stephen Dyas views Saturday’s Paul McGirr Ulster u-16 Championship decider against Errigal Ciaran as an opportunity to showcase themselves in the provincial spotlight. This is a golden opportunity for Dromintee as they bid to claim their first ever Paul McGirr title, one that has come about after years of concerted effort from dedicated […]

Carryduff can’t wait for Paul McGirr semi-final

By Niall Gartland THE prestigious Paul McGirr tournament is another major stepping stone for the Carryduff club in Down, acknowledges team manager Michael McGrath. Carryduff won the U-15 Championship in Down for the first time in their history and now they’re gearing up to take on Armagh u-16 champions Dromintee in Sunday’s postponed semi-final clash (the […]

St Michael’s boss Teague braced for ‘tough’ MacRory Cup opener

By Mark McGoldrick ST Michael’s College kick off their MacRory Cup campaign on Tuesday with a tough clash against St Colman’s, Newry and manager Peter Teague is keen to get the season off to a winning start. The Drumclay side have been drawn in a difficult group against St Mary’s, Magherafelt, St Patrick’s, Dungannon, and this […]

Curse of the champions

2022 Dromore’s semi-final exit DROMORE emerged triumphant in the 2021 championship and deservedly so as they lay waste to Coalisland in a relatively one-sided Tyrone SFC final. Armed with a potent blend of youth and experience (they’d won the Ulster u-21 tournament a few years prior), they’d have fancied their chances of holding onto their […]

McCusker ready for another battle royale

By Niall Gartland LEAGUE form counts for very little in the bearpit that is the Tyrone Senior Club Championships but Dromore’s Ryan McCusker says they have no issue whatsoever with the traditional knock-out format. Dromore finished top of the pile in Division One but already two of the four semi-finalists, namely Killyclogher and Carrickmore, have […]

Errigal Ciaran out to buck the trend in Tyrone Senior Championship

By Niall Gartland PRECEDENT suggests reigning champions Errigal Ciaran are on to a hiding to nothing in Tyrone but they’ll be quietly confident they can buck the trend by retaining the coveted O’Neill Cup. No team has successfully retained the title since Carrickmore did the back-to-back in 2004 and 2005. Some have come close – […]

One step at a time for Dromore

By Niall Gartland DROMORE have yet to lose or even draw a game in Division One after seven rounds of action, but their versatile full-back Peter Teague says they aren’t overly-conscious of their winning streak which has catapulted them to the top of the table. Indeed, he says they were ‘disappointed’ by their second-half performance against Ardboe on […]

McNabb steps away from Tyrone panel

By Niall Gartland TALENTED Dromore forward Emmet McNabb has left the Tyrone senior intercounty set-up following an absence of meaningful game-time in the early part of the season. McNabb, who finished as the Tyrone championship’s top scorer in Dromore’s run to the O’Neill Cup in 2021, was drafted into the Tyrone panel for the 2022 […]

GLIST: Championship first timers

Shaun Casey takes a look at the last first-time winners across Ulster… Antrim: St Paul’s (1994) ST Paul’s won their first-ever Antrim Senior Championship title in 1994 which sparked a golden period in the club’s history. In four seasons, the St Paul’s team picked up three championship titles starting with 1994 and then finishing off […]

McMenamin: We want to do Dromore proud

By Alan Rodgers ALL the usual expectations from the Tyrone Senior championship suggest that Dromore should already have been dispatched to the graveyard of champions in the race for the O’Neill Cup. But the St Dympna’s have defied the odds in magnificent fashion and now stand on the brink of reaching the final for the […]