John J’s silver lining

Glen’s recent run of success has been years in the making and club stalwart John J McKenna is loving every moment. He sat down with Michael McMullan… AS Glen’s golden generation amassed their unprecedented array of underage medals, on their way to chasing club football’s glitziest piece of silverware, John J McKenna was always looking […]

Ulster success a step in the right direction for Dromintee

DROMINTEE joint-manager Kevin Toale believes the experience gathered in their successful Paul McGirr expedition will be invaluable for the team heading towards the senior grade. The Armagh u-16 champions – who have five starters back on board next season – easily defeated Carryduff in the semi-final and Errigal Ciaran in the decider in Dromore, holding their […]

Errigal out to land provincial prize

By Niall Gartland ERRIGAL Ciaran boss Hugh Quinn says they are relishing the opportunity to get their hands on a provincial prize as they gear up for Saturday’s final in the Paul McGirr Ulster u-16 Championship. Errigal qualified for the final with a resounding victory over Fermanagh representatives Kinawley on a stormy Saturday afternoon nearly […]

Carryduff can’t wait for Paul McGirr semi-final

By Niall Gartland THE prestigious Paul McGirr tournament is another major stepping stone for the Carryduff club in Down, acknowledges team manager Michael McGrath. Carryduff won the U-15 Championship in Down for the first time in their history and now they’re gearing up to take on Armagh u-16 champions Dromintee in Sunday’s postponed semi-final clash (the […]

Draw made for Paul McGirr tournament

By Niall Gartland THE Paul McGirr Ulster U-16 Championship is making a welcome return this winter and the draw has been made for the upcoming semi-finals. Tyrone Champions Errigal Ciaran will take on Fermanagh-based Kinawley on Saturday, December 9 while Armagh champions Dromintee, Aidan O’Rourke forming part of their management team, take on Carryduff the […]

Paul McGirr tournament set to return after four-year hiatus

THE Paul McGirr Ulster U-16 Championship is set to make a welcome return this winter following a four-year hiatus. The Drom0re-based tournament was called off in 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions and hadn’t been played in the intervening years, so its future looked in real jeopardy. But the tournament is set to be revived this […]

Paul McGirr U’16 semi-final pairings decided

Carrickmore, Gowna, Burren and Lavey will make up the last four of the u’16 Paul McGirr Ulster tournament. Tyrone champions, Carrickmore will take on Cavan winners Gowna after overcoming Donaghmoyne 4-14 to 2-10 in an entertaining quarter-final. Gowna comprehensively beating Newtownbutler of Fermanagh 5-15 to 1-6 in last Saturday’s last eight encounter. The Derry champions, […]