A season of ups and downs for the Down hurlers

By Shaun Casey THE 2022 season was a roller-coaster ride for Down hurling and was quite literally a year of highs and lows. The Mourne men topped the Division Two league table but produced their worst performance of the year in the league final against Westmeath. A huge win over Kerry followed in the McDonagh […]

Hurling Rankings: Limerick hurlers lead the way

Niall Gartland looks across the hurling landscape and ranks the counties on their 2022 exploits… 1. Limerick NO surprises here then. Limerick, who at times give off the vibe of being practically unbeatable, completed the three in-a-row this year. Mercifully, their semi-final and final wins over Galway and Kilkenny were by no means hammering jobs, […]

Elliott’s magical week continues

By Michael McMullan WEDNESDAY was another chapter in a magical week for Dunloy and Antrim goalkeeper Ryan Elliott. After winning his fifth senior medal in the club’s four-in-a-row success, he was one of seven Antrim players named in the Joe McDonagh Team of the year. It was the club’s 16th title since their first in […]

Antrim dominate Joe McDonagh Team of the Year

Seven Saffron start have been included in the 2022 Joe McDonagh Team of the Year, along with one Down player. Antrim won the Joe McDonagh Cup after a dramatic decider against Kerry, and edged the Kingdom by one point in the end. Goalkeeper Ryan Elliot claims the number one spot in the Team of the […]

Seven up for Antrim in McDonagh awards

SEVEN of Antrim’s Joe McDonagh winning side have been named in the Team of the Year. The Saffrons are represented in every sector of the field with goalkeeper Ryan Elliott joined  by defenders Joe Maskey, Gerard Walsh and Eoghan Campbell, with Keelan Molloy named  in midfield, and Conal Cunning and Ciarán Clarke headlining the attack. It […]