Ulster Camogie is coming down with exceptionally talented players, so it’s no easy ask to find and anoint a Camogie Player of the Year award in association with Ulster Camogie. This time last year it was Loughgiel Shamrocks sensation Róisín McCormick who was named as the winner, and she was a fitting recipient after a […]

McAnulty: Liatroim players have found their swagger

By Oisín Duddy LIATROIM are going up against an extremely strong Cullyhanna side in this weekend’s Ulster Intermediate semi-final in Castleblayney – but team captain Gerard McAnulty said it will take something special to knock them out. The Fontenoys have been here before, winning the Ulster crown in 1998, while their opponents have never been […]

St Pat’s looking to break the mould

By Shaun Casey ARMAGH teams don’t have a great record in the Ulster Intermediate Championship, but Cullyhanna have a chance to set that record straight. Five teams hailing from the Orchard County have reached the decider in the last 25 years of the competition, but no club from Armagh has ever won the title. Cullyhanna […]

Liatroim success is for everyone says vice-captain Aislínn Brown

By Michael McMullan THE current wave of success in Liatroim is not just for the players, it’s for every member of the community. That’s how vice-captain Aislínn Brown sees it as the Down champions prepare for Sunday’s showdown with title holders and last year’s All-Ireland finalists Loughgiel in Armagh. The club tasted Ulster success with their […]

Killanny keen on first Ulster adventure

By Shaun Casey SUNDAY afternoon will see Monaghan Intermediate champions Killanny explore new territory as they compete in the Ulster Club Championship for the very first time. Just getting over the line in their own county was a struggle as Killanny ended a 45-year gap for championship glory. They tasted the pain of a Junior Championship […]

Quick turnaround not ideal for Liatroim

By Shaun Casey LIATROIM opened their Ulster account with an impressive victory over Fermanagh side Teemore Shamrocks last weekend but they don’t have any time to rest on their laurels as focus swiftly shifts towards the next challenge. Paddy Murray’s men are straight back into action this weekend as they take on Killanny of Monaghan in Páirc Esler […]

Fontenoys excited by Ulster freedom

By Shaun Casey PEARSE Óg McCrickard was named on the Joe McDonagh Cup Team of the Year last week for his performances in the red and black of the Down hurlers, just 10 days after kicking 0-8 for the Liatroim footballers as they claimed the Intermediate title in the Mourne County. A dual star, McCrickard […]

Ulster teams target semi-finals

GLENAVY’S reward for their high-scoring preliminary round win over Donegal’s Naomh Muire is a home tie with Down champions Rostrevor on Saturday in the Ulster Ladies Intermediate Championship quarter-final. The St Joseph’s side travelled up to The Banks and recorded a thrilling 5-9 to 4-10 win over the hosts. Ana Mulholland, one of their goal-scorers […]

Intermediate finalists Rostrevor aren’t looking back

By Shaun Casey ROSTREVOR are back in the Intermediate Championship decider where they’ll take on Liatroim, and coach Aidan Cole insists they are fully focused on this year. Last year’s showpiece was disappointing for Benny Coulter’s side, who lost to underdogs Saval by three points. While that hurt is still lingering in the back of their minds, […]

Liatroim looking for a reversal of fortunes

By Shaun Casey ON both occasions Liatroim and Rostrevor met in the league, the two sides couldn’t be separated and that perhaps provides the best insight into what can be expected in Saturday’s Intermediate final (Páirc Esler, 5pm). However, it was their two championship clashes last season that stick with Liatroim. Rostrevor were three-point winners in […]