WATCH: 2023 Club of the Year – Carryduff

Carryduff was named Club of the Year at Friday night’s Gaelic Life Ulster Club All-Stars in association with McKeever Sports. Selected for their historic 2023 season which saw them win their first ever senior men’s title. At u-16, the boys were champions in Down before competing in the Paul McGirr Cup. There was Ladies Football […]


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 […]

VOTE: Club of the Year 2023

Below are the nominees for the 2023 Club of the Year sponsored by Kingsbridge Private Hospital. Vote for your favourite below. Create your own user feedback survey Please note: 1 vote per ip address. Votes do not determine the final winners but help create awareness of the nominee’s shortlisting. Voting closes at 10am on Monday […]

NOMINEES: Club of the Year 2023

Below are the nominees for the 2023 Club of the Year sponsored by Kingsbridge Private Hospital Group. Find out more about this year’s shortlisted nominees below. Carryduff It was an historic season for Carryduff who won their first ever senior men’s title with victory over Loughinisland. At u-16, the boys were champions in Down before […]

Bredagh and Dunloy braced for Ulster minor showdown

By Niall McCoy BREDAGH’S continued rise in hurling matters could take a significant step forward on Sunday as they meet Antrim’s Dunloy in the Ulster Minor final in Ballinascreen. The Cherryvale outfit completed a Down two-in-a-row back in September, a significant achievement given the historical domination of the Ards clubs. They hit 7-12 in the […]

Ballinascreen to host semi-final double header

By Michael McMullan BALLINASCREEN will host a double header of Ulster minor hurling on Friday with both semi-finals down for decision. Now in the 27th season of the competition, Lavey eye their third title, with Éire Óg Carrickmore and Dunloy bidding for a second with Down champions Bredagh yet to take home the title. In […]

Dunloy minors preparing for Ulster

By Michael McMullan THE Dunloy minor story began with the fundamentals in the local parish hall. Within a year the club’s new state of the art indoor academy was open and it’s been full steam ahead for a club that dominated the senior scene in Antrim in recent seasons. Paddy Martin and Mickey McClements were […]

Hurling Kings of Ulster

Oisin Duddy looks back at the last ten winners of the Ulster Senior Hurling Championship 2013 – Loughgiel Shamrocks (Antrim) THE only Ulster club to win the All-Ireland series was back in action winning their fourth Ulster title in a-row, beating Derry’s Sleacht Néill in their own backyard in Celtic Park with Liam Watson scoring […]

Cargin feel they belong at the cutting edge

By Michael McMullan CARGIN are bidding for a seventh title in nine seasons when they face Dunloy on Sunday (Corrigan Park, 2.30pm). Manager Ronan Devlin, in his sixth year having served under previous boss Damian Cassidy, feels the mood is as good, if not better, than any of the finals he has experienced. Devlin puts […]

Dunloy bidding to make history on the football front

By Niall Gartland MANY, if not most, expected Dunloy to feature in a Senior Championship final this year, but few would have anticipated it would be on the footballing front. Their hurlers have filled plenty of column inches in recent years, and they gave Ballyhale Shamrocks their fill of it in the last All-Ireland SFC […]