It’s early days at Ramor says Pat McNabb

By Niall Gartland BROTHERS Jude and Pat McNabb are in charge of Cavan club Ramor this year, and while it’s early days, so far things have been going according to plan for the natives of Trillick in County Tyrone. Pat McNabb was joint-manager of the Omagh CBS team that won last year’s MacRory and Hogan […]

Callum “privileged” to lead Omagh CBS to Hogan Cup glory

By Barry O’Donnell OMAGH captain Callum Daly admitted to feeling “privileged” to have led the CBS to only their third ever Hogan Cup title, and second in a row. The St Enda’s lad has been imperious across the whole campaign, prompting and cajoling his colleagues from that key central berth, along his own ’40’. His leadership […]

Patience paying off for Farry

By Niall Gartland ALL the hard work is paying off for Omagh CBS half-back Nathan Farry, an immensely skilled footballer who hasn’t had it all his own way in this year’s campaign. Farry suffered a significant sprain to his ACL last autumn that ruled him out of the MacRory Cup group stages, but he bided […]

Omagh CBS goalkeeper savours another special MacRory victory

By Niall Gartland OISIN Watson donned the number one jersey of Omagh CBS this year and can take great satisfaction in his own personal contribution to their historic back-to-back MacRory Cup triumph. The Fintona lad was sub goalie on last year’s team and stepped into the breach with Conor McAneney moving onto pastures new. McAneney […]

Mixed memories for players from 2009 MacRory showdown

By Niall Gartland SUNDAY’S showdown isn’t the first time Omagh CBS and St Patrick’s Academy Dungannon have met in the MacRory Cup final, and Sean Warnock and Dermot Thornton have contrasting memories of their previous meeting back in 2009. It’s hard to believe it’s fifteen full years ago – where on earth does the time ago? […]

McCullagh feeling the support of former Omagh CBS teammates

By Niall Gartland RUAIRI McCullagh is one of six starting members of last year’s MacRory Cup team still lining out for Omagh CBS, but it’s fair to say that the lads who completed their time at the school are still playing their part in their own way. The talented Loughmacrory forward says there have been […]

McNulty hoping for another fairytale year

By Niall Gartland SUCCESSFULLY defending their MacRory Cup crown would be something really special indeed Omagh CBS, and manager Diarmaid McNulty says he has enjoyed the sizeable challenge of holding onto their title. The Brothers claimed Hogan Cup honours on St Patrick’s Day of last year with a spell-binding performance at Croke Park against Summerhill […]

Conor Bradley – the making of a star

By Niall Gartland WHEN a young lad makes it all the way to the bright lights of the multi-billion pound business that is the famed Premier League, you can rest assured that it didn’t come about by chance. Conor Bradley made his Premier League debut for Liverpool at the weekend and he delivered a typically […]

Heavyweights set to collide in block-buster semi-final

By Niall Gartland THE last two MacRory Cup champions go head-to-head in a blockbuster semi-final clash this Friday evening in Coalisland with the meeting of Omagh CBS and St Mary’s, Magherafelt. The ‘Brothers’ booked their spot in the last four with a hard-earned victory over Our Lady’s, Castleblayney, while their opponents ground out an impressive […]