PREVIEW: 2023 CAMOGIE PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD


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 […]


“I enjoyed the challenge of marking Adrian Mullen”


Name: Paul Boyle. Age: 23. Advertisement Teams played for: Loughgiel Shamrocks, Antrim and Ulster University. Who are your main rivals? Club probably Dunloy and county probably Dublin. Which opposition ground do you like playing on and why? I enjoy playing in Dunloy, I can’t explain why I just really like the pitch. Which opposition ground […]


Paul Boyle: “Gerard Walsh is Steve Prefontaine reincarnated”


WE put our Q&A to .Antrim and Loughgiel’s Paul Boyle… Name: Paul Boyle. Age: 23. Teams played for: Advertisement Loughgiel Shamrocks, Antrim and Ulster University. Earliest GAA memory? Probably playing matches in the back garden with my sisters and my Ma standing in nets pulling off double saves. Which team-mate has been the most inspirational […]


Nominees: Camogie Manager of the Year


Below are the nominees for the 2023 Camogie Manager of the Year. Find out more about this year’s shortlisted nominees below. Benny Dillon – Loughgiel Loughgiel maintained their place at the top of the tree for the second year running and manager for both of their Ulster Senior Championship winning campaigns was Benny Dillon. For […]


McCormick eager to get back to Croke Park


By Niall Gartland LOUGHGIEL star Roisin McCormick is cautiously optimistic that they can go one better than last year after the disappointment of falling just short on the big day in Croke Park. The Shamrocks played their part in a stirring contest against Sarsfields in last year’s All-Ireland final, losing out by 2-14 to 1-14. […]


Una McNaughton delighted to play her part as Loughgiel retain Ulster crown


By Niall Gartland IN normal circumstances Loughgiel vice-captain Una McNaughton would’ve sat out last weekend’s Ulster Senior Championship triumph against Liatroim The vastly experienced Loughgiel camog tore her ACL at the start of September but decided against the usual course of surgery and corresponding lengthy lay-off, for now at least. It was a bold enough […]


Loughiel star Dobbin putting her best foot forward


By Michael McMullan LOUGHGIEL attacking ace Caitrín Dobbin is well used to the big stage and she’ll be back under the spotlight in Sunday’s Ulster final against Liatroim. It won’t be as hectic as her semi-final weekend. Less than 24 hours before pegging 0-4 in their win over Sleacht Néill, Dobbin was picking up an […]


Granemore set for Loughgiel challenge


IT’S been a busy period for the women of Granemore with the club competing on two fronts, and on Saturday their camogs will travel to face Loughgiel in the Ulster Junior A first round (1pm). They made it two in-a-row in Amragh with a typically hard-fought win over neighbours Ballymacnab. Granemore really had to battle […]