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 […]

Ulster minor draw made ahead of another Christmas of action at St Paul’s

By Michael McMullan THE draw has been made for this year’s Ulster Minor Football Tournament with hosts St Paul’s in the competition for the first time in 30 years. They will face the Tyrone champions in the preliminary round. The competition will again be played at u-17 level with Tyrone and Armagh – who operate […]

St Paul’s determined to expel last year’s final demons

By Shaun Casey THE hurt of losing last year’s Intermediate Championship final in the cruellest of ways has driven St Paul’s on this season, says their joint-captain Eoin McConville. Winning by two points with just seconds left on the clock, the Lurgan men conceded a last-gasp goal against Shane O’Neill’s to see the trophy ripped […]

Brown is bottling the Antrim buzz

By Michael McMullan THE excitement in Ciara Brown’s voice is real. Refreshing. A player absolutely buzzing with her team’s progress. The Antrim story is picking up momentum and the Saffrons welcome Longford to Cargin (Sunday 2pm) for their final game of the All-Ireland Intermediate group stages. Antrim have been on some journey. It took a […]

O’Kane’s spirit typified Dungiven’s Ulster victory

By Michael McMullan ONE look at Pádraig O’Kane and it’s hard to fathom he has another two full years at the minor grade. He has the frame to carry the performance he put in on Sunday. He typified Dungiven’s “don’t stop” mantra they needed in abundance. His error may have handed Seanán Carr an early […]

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. […]

Former champions set for semi-final clash at St Paul’s

By Michael McMullan TWO previous winners of the competition – Burren and Dungiven – go head to head on Sunday for a place in the final of this year’s Ulster Minor Football Tournament in Belfast. Dungiven were winners in 1990 and Emmett McKeever from that team is joint manager with Darrell O’Kane’s this season. With […]

Fixture details released for the 2022 Ulster Club Minor Tournament

By Michael McMullan THE fixture details have been announced for the 2022 Ulster Club Minor Football Tournament in Belfast next month. Donegal champions Four Masters are first up with a meeting with the Fermanagh champions on Saturday, December at Coláiste Feirste. The game will be spread between the college venue and host club St Paul’s […]

Ulster minor championship draw signals a return to action at St Paul’s

By Michael McMullan THE draw for the Ulster minor championship has paired Donegal champions Four Masters with the Fermanagh champions in the preliminary round. Four Masters were winners over the Glenswilly in the county final last week and await the winners of the unfinished competition in Fermanagh. Favourites Irvinestown play St Oliver Plunkett’s (a Coa/Ederney […]