Middletown’s Gaffney is ready for winter ‘lottery’

By Shaun Casey THE last time Armagh claimed the Nickey Rackard Cup, back in 2012, Paul Gaffney and Declan Coulter were teammates in the orange and white. This weekend however, Gaffney could be the one given the task of limiting his former colleague’s influence on proceedings as Middletown and Setanta battle it out for a place […]

Middletown braced for latest provincial campaign

IT’S a tale of contrasts as Armagh hurling force Middletown brace themselves for Sunday’s trip to challengers Inniskeen (2pm) in the Ulster Intermediate quarter-final. Inniskeen won their fourth-ever Monaghan hurling crown and a first since 2016 when they upset the odds against a Castleblayney side bidding for seven in-a-row. It was a hard-fought contest and only […]

CAHAL CARVILL: Seize the day

FIRST coined by the Roman poet Horace more than 2,000 years ago, carpe diem is one of the oldest philosophical mottos in Western history. Krznaric, the author of a recent book called, Carpe Diem Regained: The Vanishing Art of Seizing the Day, commented that, “The concept has great resonance in today’s popular culture, inspiring songs […]

Liatroim land first ever Ulster title

ULSTER CLUB IHC FINAL Liatroim 2-20 Middletown 0-20 LIATROIM created history this afternoon as they landed their first ever Ulster title, seeing off Middletown with six points to spare. Goals either side of the half time break from Conor McCrickard and PJ Davidson gave Colm Murphy’s side the upper hand. Advertisement The teams were evenly […]

Pearse Og looking forward to Ulster final

By Kieran Lynch LIATROIM are hoping to become the first team from Down to win the Ulster Intermediate Club Championship when they take on Middletown in the final on Saturdary. The Fontenoys overcame Monaghan’s Castleblayney and Antrim’s Clooney Gaels to reach this stage, and star man Pearse Óg McCrickard reflected on their performances in the competition […]

Curry expecting another massive battle against Éire Óg

By Niall Gartland MIDDLETOWN hurler Nathan Curry doesn’t need to be told that they face a huge test of their ambitions in Saturday’s Ulster Intermediate semi-final showdown against Éire Óg, Carrickmore. Curry also lines out for the Armagh hurlers, so he’s understandably conscious of their disappointing record against the Red Hands on the intercounty circuit […]

McKee hoping to continue provincial journey

By Alan Rodgers A PLACE in the Ulster Intermediate final is the big prize on offer for the Carrickmore hurlers when they take on Middletown of Armagh in the provincial semi-final this Saturday at the Athletic Grounds. It will be a case of working to maintain the momentum of their marvellous opening round win over Lisbellaw […]

PREVIEWS: Armagh Hurling, ladies and camogie finals down for decision

ARMAGH SENIOR CAMOGIE CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL BALLYMACNAB V GRANEMORE Friday, Athletic Grounds, 8.30pm It’s a repeat of last year’s championship decider, which Ballymacnab won to complete their three in a row charge and are hoping to extend their domination on Friday evening. They face their arch-rivals Granemore who were the kingpins before Ballymacnab took over. The […]

Clifford and Cuchulainns chasing final spot

By Shaun Casey IT’S been two years since Cuchulainns competed in the Armagh County final but for experienced campaigner Ciaran Clifford it’s been a little while longer. Back in 2020, Clifford was close contact to a Covid case and had to sit the final out as his side lost out to Middletown, so the former […]