Holy Trinity ready for Tyrone derby

By Kieran Lynch HOLY Trinity College, Cookstown are hoping to reach the MacRory Cup final for the second year in a row, but in order to do so, they must overcome fellow Tyrone school St Patrick’s Academy, Dungannon at Carrickmore on Saturday (11.30am). Cookstown’s quarter-final victory was as dramatic as they come, as John McKeever’s […]

Crunch time in the MacRory Cup

BY KIERAN LYNCH IT’S crunch time in the MacRory Cup, as the competition has reached the last eight, with three games up for decision this weekend and one next week. St Patrick’s Maghera and Holy Trinity Cookstown clash on Friday night, in what is a repeat of last year’s semi-final. Sixteen-time winners Maghera were one […]

CBS hoping to put best foot forward

BY KIERAN LYNCH IT’S the quarter-final stage now of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools MacRory Cup, and one of the ties of the round promises to take place at Healy Park on Friday night. In a repeat of last year’s encounter at the same stage, Omagh CBS are hosting St Colman’s College Newry, and if it […]

A trip to Armagh with a difference for Ryan Dougan as Glen right the wrongs of 2021

By Michael McMullan IT was a different day at the Athletic Grounds for Ryan Dougan on Sunday. Different in every way. Just over twelve months ago, he could only look on as Jerome Johnston blasted home Kilcoo’s winning goal. After Connlan Bradley’s overcooked kick-out had him slipping in Paul Devlin’s wake, Dougan was powerless to […]

Sean Marty Lockhart – Derry’s Mr Perfection

Sean Marty Lockhart was one of the greatest defenders in the game and holds the record number of International Rules’ appearances. Michael McMullan went to meet him… NOBODY else has played 16 times for Ireland in the International Rules. Not everybody picks up an All-Star, Ulster and League medals in a 15-year inter-county career. Not […]

MacRory magic – The most successful schools in MacRory Cup history

WE look at the most successful schools in the history of the MacRory Cup St Colman’s, Newry (20 titles) NOT only have St Colman’s won the most MacRory Cup titles, but they’ve also excelled at All-Ireland level, winning the Hogan Cup eight times (only St Jarlath’s Tuam have won more). Known as a nursery for […]

Hughes wary of Cavan threat in MacRory Cup

By Shaun Casey THE MacRory Cup returned this year having been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2021 and St Patrick’s, Maghera boss Paul Hughes, who takes the team alongside Derry legend Sean Marty Lockhart, is delighted to see the competition back. “It’s always great to have schools’ football going, school sport. That’s a big part […]