JOE BROLLY: Junior jinks

THIS week’s Policing Board report shows ahow extraordinarily peaceful the North has become. PSNI officers have only discharged a shot five times in the last ten years, the most recent being an unintentional discharge in June 2022. The other four shots were fired into the air outside Omagh police station after Tyrone won Sam in 2021. The […]

Evergreen Devlin living the dream

By Barry O’Donnell AS he approaches the twilight of his playing career, Gareth Devlin could have been forgiven for thinking that another crack at Croke Park may have passed him by. The 35 year old enjoyed a couple of memorable appearances there as a minor back in 2004 when he starred in the forward line […]

Lowe: Stewartstown are living the dream

By Niall Gartland IT’S been a special few months for Stewartstown and their ace attacker Dan Lowe hopes they can take things to another level by booking their spot in Croke Park for All-Ireland final day. Standing in their way of a place in the final are Galway opponents Clifden, whom they face on Saturday […]

This weekend’s club fixtures at a glance

IT is a busy weekend for Ulster clubs on the All-Ireland scene with three Ulster champions in football action against Galway opposition in the All-Ireland series Brídíní Óga of Antrim will fly the flag for Ulster camogie in the All-Ireland Junior A final. Loughgiel minor hurlers aim to retain their title in the final of […]

Carrickmore man leading the charge at Glasgow Gaels

By Niall Gartland A CARRICKMORE native will attempt to plot the downfall of Stewartstown when they take on Glasgow Gaels in Sunday’s All-Ireland Junior Championship quarter-final. The Glasgow-based side are managed by Jimmy Treacy, who has never lost his love for the GAA despite moved across the water for 13 years now. He grew up […]

Stewartstown are ready to take flight

By Niall Gartland THEIR dramatic Ulster Junior Championship victory over Drumlane will never be forgotten, but Stewartstown captain Mark Rooney says they’ve knuckled down for their big away trip to Glasgow Gaels. It’s the All-Ireland Junior Championship quarter-final – also known as the Twinning Cup final – and Stewartstown, yet to suffer a single defeat […]

GList: Junior football hotshots

Shaun Casey runs his eyes over the hotshots from the Ulster Junior Football Championship… Ryan Connolly (Drumlane)    0-23 IT’Ss no consolation to Ryan Connolly after his side suffered a heart-breaking penalty shootout loss to Stewartstown in the Ulster final, but the Drumlane sharpshooter ended the campaign as top scorer. Connolly recorded 0-4 in their low […]