St Killian’s finish the job in style

By Niall Gartland WHAT a year it’s been for the hurlers of St Killian’s, Garron Tower. Winning the Mageean Cup, the premier Ulster school’s hurling competition, for the first time in six decades was an incredible achievement in its own right, but they refused to dine out on that title and claimed All-Ireland honours at […]

Cross and Passion preparing for familiar foes

By Shaun Casey CROSS and Passion, Ballycastle are looking forward to their first appearance in a Mageean Cup final in four years as they take on St Killian’s, Garron Tower on Friday night. Joe Cassidy’s side last won the competition in 2020, beating St Mary’s CBGS in the final and are looking forward to being […]

St Killian’s keen to make amends

By Shaun Casey ST KILLIAN’S College Garron Tower came agonisingly close to lifting the Mageean Cup last season but lost out by just three points to St Louis Grammer School, Ballymena. They’re back in the decider once again this season and have retained the services of most of the starting team from the 2022 decider. […]

Breaking new ground – Cross and Passion’s Mageean Cup story

Cross and Passion College Ballycastle are eying a tenth Mageean Cup on Friday. It was former Antrim star Dessie Donnelly who captained their first winning team in 1977. He spoke to Michael McMullan Kicker THE Mageean Cup final experience has changed completely since Dessie Donnelly made history by lifting the silver in 1977 as Cross […]

Ulster Schools GAA announce hurling All-Star team

ULSTR Schools GAA have announced their 2022-23 hurling All-Stars with Ruairí Ó Mianáin and Tomás Galvin picking up their second awards. Ó Mianáin is on both Derry u-20 football and hurling panels, while breaking to the Sleacht Néill senior team in both codes. Galvin has played in the NHL for Armagh, with Oran Donnelly following […]

Ballymena basking in Mageean final build up

By Shaun Casey ST LOUIS Grammar, Ballymena qualified for the Mageean Cup final with a well-rounded display over St Patrick’s, Maghera in the semi-final to set up a decider date with St Killian’s, Garron Tower. It’s their first final since their maiden triumph in 2015 and St Louis are hoping to lift the Mageean Cup […]

An Dún claim historic first Mageean Cup title

Mageean Cup Final 2018 An Dún 5-13 St. Pat’s Maghera 1-10   Advertisement An Dún have made history claiming their first ever Mageean Cup title after comfortable dethroning St.Pat’s Maghera at The Dub on Tuesday evening.  Ronan Blair turned in a man of the match display grabbing an eye-catching hat-trick with goals either side of […]