The Magpies sweat on Johnston fitness

By Shaun Casey KILCOO are hoping they can call on Jerome Johnston on Sunday as they begin their Ulster Championship campaign with a trip to Brewster Park (3.30pm) against Fermanagh champions Derrygonnelly. The oldest of the three Johnston brothers hobbled off after eight minutes of play against Burren with what looked like a hamstring injury, as the […]

Down still have plenty to play for

By Shaun Casey DOWN may be out of the promotion race, due to the head-to-head advantage Cavan and Fermanagh hold, but that shouldn’t deter their intentions of finishing off their Division Three campaign off with a win against Offaly. Following their winless 2022 season, the Mourne men have bounced back considerably this season under the […]

Changes at the top in Monaghan

By Shaun Casey COUNTY champions Ballybay are on the hunt for a new manager as Jerome Johnston and Mark Doran have both stepped away. Ballybay won their first championship title in ten years under the guidance of Johnston and Doran but lost out to Kilcoo in the Ulster Championship quarter-final. Doran has linked up with […]

Performance levels most important thing for Kilcoo

By Michael McMullan BOOKIES’ odds don’t mean anything in Kilcoo. There is only one thing that matters – football. Tucked under the lip of Lough Island Reavy above, their facilities befit the tag of Ulster champions. “There is no messing about and no fools are suffered lightly,” said coach Richard Thornton of their sheer passion […]