Different types of tears for Steelstown

By Michael McMullan CIARA McGurk struggled to find the words to describe Steelstown winning their first Ulster Intermediate title but the feeling inside told her enough to know it was a huge moment. All those feelings of pain, suffering and sacrifice were worth it. Two years ago they could see the cup without being able […]

An historic first for Glenavy

By Michael McMullan DELIGHT is the emotion of choice for Mary McStravick as Glenavy embark on a first ever Ulster Ladies’ final on Sunday. The Antrim champions added wins over Naomh Muire, Rostrevor and Ballyhaise to book a date with Steelstown (Carrickmore, 2pm). Excitement and delight, that’s the mood in the camp. Advertisement “It is […]

Another chance for Steelstown to dream

By Michael McMullan IF Steelstown were to smash the glass ceiling and conquer Ulster this weekend it would be a dream come true for Aoife McGough. After four Derry titles in succession and an Ulster final defeat after the fixture debacle of last year, Steelstown’s final showdown with Glenavy in Carrickmore on Sunday presents another opportunity. McGough was part […]

Steelstown ladies hoping to wipe the slate clean

By Niall Gartland STEELSTOWN ladies will be hoping to lay a few ghosts to rest in this Saturday’s Ulster Intermediate Championship semi-final against Castleblayney (Castleblayney, 2pm). This time last year there was a major controversy surrounding their semi-final encounter against Denn-Castlerahan that unfortunately painted the provincial ladies scene in a bad light. Their semi-final clash […]

Steelstown set target on staying up

By Michael McMullan STAYING in Division One was always Steelstown’s target this year insists manager Paddy Campbell. Now, with their status secured, the Brian Ógs are eyeing a similar feat when the senior championship rolls into action this summer. While falling narrow to Newbridge ini the league at the weekend, defeats for Ballinascreen and Lavey […]

Steelstown appoint new manager for the 2023 season

By Michael McMullan PADDY Campbell will take charge of Steelstown senior footballers for the 2023 season. The former Donegal defender takes over from Hugh McGrath who stepped down after two years as manager that yielded Derry, Ulster and All-Ireland silverware. His management team has yet to be finalised. Advertisement Campbell, who lives in Derry City, […]

Lisnaskea and Steelstown off to winning ways in Ulster

LISNASKEA and Steelstown got this year’s Ulster Club scene off to a winning start as the Ladies Championships began over the weekend. Steelstown lost last year’s Ulster final to Kinawley and began with a comfortable home win (8-14 to  1-4) over Glenravel in the intermediate preliminary round. Lisnaskea were winners over Antrim champions Aldergrove to […]

Steelstown in search of a new manager

By Michael McMullan STEELSTOWN are on the lookout for a new senior football manager after Hugh McGrath stepped down after two years in charge that delivered Derry, Ulster and All-Ireland silverware. After knocking on the door in Derry for a first championship success at adult level, Steelstown saw off Greenlough to bring home the 2021 […]

Steelstown ready for another crack at Ulster

By Niall Gartland DERRY ladies champions Steelstown get their provincial campaign underway against Con Magees in a preliminary round clash on home turf this Sunday, and how they’d love to make amends for the heartbreak of last year. They were left reeling by a suckerpunch goal at the end of the Ulster Intermediate final against […]