Keeping the head down

Dermot McAleese missed six games in the middle of last season but is back in full flow and hoping for a complete Antrim performance on Saturday in Newry. He spoke with Michael McMullan DERMOT McAleese has always been the same. Quiet and modest off the pitch. Inside the whitewash, he is always front and centre. […]

Former Derry star Lynn joins Portglenone

By Michael McMullan FORMER Derry player Enda Lynn has joined Antrim league champions Portglenone. Lynn, a native of neighbouring Greenlough across the Bann in County Derry, had transferred to London club Round Towers last season and lined out for the London county team. He has been joined by former Greenlough goalkeeper Kevin Mullan who had […]

Delargy tuned in for Portglenone’s next test

By Michael McMullan LEAGUE champions Portglenone are chasing a first county senior final spot since 2009 when they lock horns with Dunloy on Friday night (Dunsilly, 7.30pm). The Casements took out Creggan in the quarter-finals thanks to Aidan McAleese’s goal, but Niall Delargy is fully aware of what they are meeting this weekend. Delargy, who […]

Delargy happy with Portglenone’s learning curve

By Michael McMullan LEAGUE champions Portglenone have benefited from the learning curve of being involved in tough championship encounters in recent seasons. That was the feeling of Niall Delargy after Saturday’s win over Creggan. The Casements now face Dunloy as they aim to put their semi-final hoodoo to bed and book a first final spot […]

Portglenone determined to stay in the championship

By Kieran Lynch PORTGLENONE may ultimately not need to win against local rivals Ahoghill to secure their passageway into the next round, but it certainly gives them their best chance of progression. However, don’t say that to manager John McKeever who only had one thing on his mind regarding Saturday evening’s derby clash – victory. […]

Portglenone hope to build on first league title

By Michael McMullan PORTGLENONE manager John McKeever feels winning their maiden Senior League success is another important building block towards the club’s first ever championship. The Casements begin their “difficult group” away to Naomh Éanna next weekend before games with Lamh Dhearg and neighbours Ahoghill. McKeever will have to plan without joint captains Dermot McAleese […]

McAleese determined to take Croker opportunity

TAILTEANN CUP SEMI-FINAL Antrim v Meath Sunday, Croke Park, 2pm (LIVE ON RTÉ) By Niall Gartland Advertisement ANTRIM vice-captain Dermot McAleese says there’s ‘nowhere else in the world’ he’d rather be than in Croke Park this Sunday for their Tailteann Cup semi-final against Meath. Their campaign to date has been a roaring success – four […]

Antrim hoping to maintain their winning run says McAleese

By Shaun Casey WINNING is a habit and it’s one that Antrim are determined to keep. That’s the message from half-back Dermot McAleese ahead of Sunday’s Tailteann Cup quarter-final (Corrigan Park 1pm). Antrim are unbeaten in the second-tier competition having finished top of their group with wins over Leitrim, Wexford and Fermanagh, so confidence in […]

Final berths up for grabs in Antrim

ANTRIM SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINALS CREGGAN V CARGIN Saturday, Dunsily, 5pm THIS eagerly anticipated clash could go right to the wire. Cargin lost their stranglehold on the Antrim title with a semi-final defeat to eventual champions Creggan last year. This is the one they’ve been waiting on, but you can’t write off Creggan either. Advertisement Verdict: […]

John McKeever adds All-Ireland winner to his management team in Portglenone

By Michael McMullan JOHN McKeever will take charge of his native Portglenone this season and has assembled a management team that includes former All-Ireland winning captain Peter Canavan, Gaelic Life can confirm. McKeever, who managed Coosktown to an All-Ireland intermediate title, took over his home club when Barry Dillon stepped down after their defeat at […]