Clarke set to remain at St Paul’s

By Shaun Casey ARMAGH legend Ronan Clarke is set to remain in charge of top Intermediate Championship contenders St Paul’s for a second season. In his first year, Clarke led the Lurgan side to the Intermediate final, but they were well beaten by Ulster champions Cullyhanna. It was the third time in four years that […]

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 […]

Irvinestown braced for tough opener

By Mark McGoldrick IRVINESTOWN manager Shane McDermott is expecting a very difficult task when his side take on Cavan Gaels in the quarter-final of the St Paul’s Ulster Minor Club tournament. For the second year running, the St Molaise side will represent Fermanagh at the provincial competition, which will take centre stage at the St Paul’s GAA club […]

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 […]