McGrath staying on in Aghagallon

By Michael McMullan PETE McGrath will remain in charge of Aghagallon for another season the club have confirmed. The St Mary’s club were beaten in the final in 2021 and ’22 and McGrath will remain at the helm in a bid to get them over the finish line. It comes after the news of Ronan […]

Boss Devlin realises the need for improvement for Cargin

By Michael McMullan WHEN the dust settled on Cargin’s hard-fought win over Aghagallon, manager Ronan Devlin felt the glass was half-full. The champions are preparing for the next step of their title against St Brigid’s on Sunday (Dunsilly, 2pm). Devlin’s immediate “kneejerk” reaction to his team’s performance didn’t give enough credit to what Aghagallon brought […]

McGrath adds to interesting Antrim club scene

By Michael McMullan IT has the makings of an interesting race for the Antrim senior football title next year with Aghagallon’s appointment of former Down manager Pete McGrath as their senior boss for 2023. Aghagallon reached their second Saffron senior final in as many seasons and had Cargin on the ropes before being reeled back […]

Two-time All-Ireland winning manager Pete McGrath set for new challenge

FORMER Down manager Pete McGrath will take on a new management role in 2023. The two-time All-Ireland winning manager has been appointed as manager of Antrim club Aghagallon. McGrath, who also managed Fermanagh and Louth, was involved with Burren footballers last season under Jim McCorry. Alongside Ray Morgan, he was central to the success of […]

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 […]

Ó Fearghaíl: I feel for McGrath

GAA PRESIDENT Aogán Ó Fearghaíl has revealed his personal disappointment that Pete McGrath has stepped down as Fermanagh senior boss as a consequence of player unrest. Just last Tuesday Fermanagh GAA announced that McGrath would be staying on for a fifth season in charge, but it is understood that a players’ meeting on Thursday evening […]

McGrath: Connacht exit may be deathknell for inter-pros

ULSTER football manager Pete McGrath fears that the death knell has been sounded for the inter-provincial competitions following Connacht’s decision to pull out of both tournaments. Ulster GAA will now discuss the matter with the nine counties at their next CCC meeting on Tuesday week, and McGrath believes that this may prove to be the […]