Improvement needed for Mayobridge minors says Poland

By Michael McMullan MAYOBRIDGE minors will need to improve on their quarter-final performance, insists joint manager Francie Poland. The Down champions were 1-7 to 1-5 winners over St Paul’s and now face Cavan Gaels on St Stephen’s Day (Shaw’s Road, 1pm). When St Paul’s hit their goal midway through the second half, Poland had the […]

St Paul’s return after 30-year absence

By Michael McMullan IT has been 30 years since St Paul’s competed in the minor tournament they’ve stitched into the fabric of Ulster football but they’re back this weekend. Manager Damien Duffy said it’s magic to be going in against Down champions Mayobridge on Saturday (Shaw’s Road 1pm). “The squad know the history of the […]

Magherafelt return to St Paul’s after 13-year wait

By Niall Gartland CIARAN Higgins has had a long association with the St Paul’s tournament and he’s hoping that this particular Magherafelt side can do something special in this year’s competition. Higgins lined out in the St Paul’s Tournament as a player back in 1992 where they fell short against a strong Clan na Gael […]

Four Masters are hoping for another St Paul’s adventure

By Niall Gartland FOUR Masters are set to represent Donegal in the St Paul’s tournament for the second year running and that alone is an indication that they’re firmly on the right track as a club. The back-to-back Donegal Minor Champions made it all the way to the final in last year’s Ulster Championship at […]

Another slice of history for Clan na Gael

By Shaun Casey THIRTY years ago, Paul O’Hagan lined out for Clan na Gael in the St Paul’s Minor Tournament final as his side suffered an 11-point defeat to Donegal’s Aodh Ruadh. This weekend, O’Hagan will be back in St Paul’s, this time patrolling the sideline as manager, with the Lurgan Blues once again representing Armagh. […]