By Niall Gartland TYRONE minors are in pole position to finish in top of their group heading into their third and final round robin match against Antrim this Saturday. Gerard Donnelly’s side can make doubly sure of finishing top of the table with a win, and in doing so secure home advantage in their upcoming […]
By Shaun Casey SATURDAY provides not only a top of the table clash in Group A of the Ulster Minor Championship, but also a repeat of the dramatic league final between Derry and Donegal. Both sides are currently unbeaten in the championship having put together convincing back-to-back victories. In fact, Derry’s only defeat all season […]
By Niall Gartland SPEAKING ahead of Saturday’s Ulster Championship round two clash against Cavan, Antrim minor boss Laurence Higgins argues that his team are coming to the boil at the right time. The Saffrons claimed a hard-earned 0-8 to 0-8 draw against Armagh in their opening day fixture last weekend with substitutes Cargin’s Callum Gribben, St […]
By Kieran Lynch FERMANAGH U17 boss Niall McElroy has conceded that his side have ‘big challenges’ ahead in their Ulster Championship group, but he hopes that their progress in the league will stand them in good stead. They are alongside Derry, Donegal, Down and Monaghan, in what is as tough a group as they could […]
My Kieran Lynch DAMIAN McErlain will be hoping that his second stint as Derry minor manager goes as well as his first, as the Oak Leaf County get their championship campaign underway this week. In McErlain’s first spell, between 2015 and 2017, Derry won two Ulster titles and reached the All-Ireland, losing out to a David […]
By Niall Gartland THE Tyrone minors begin their three in-a-row quest in the Ulster Championship away to Cavan this Saturday, but let’s not get too carried away with idle talk of titles just yet as it’s a marathon not a sprint. There’s a new group stage format this season, and if Tyrone are to complete […]
By Niall Gartland ULSTER GAA aficionados may have already clocked that there’s a major shake up of this year’s provincial championship. Essentially, there’s two group stages (one with four teams, the other with five), so there’s games galore and only one team will be extricated from the competition after the group stages have concluded (indeed, […]
Farney boss feels quarter-finals could have been played earlier
Karl Gallagher reflects on Monaghan’s Ulster minor title.
THE challenge for every county minor manager is keeping young players grounded in the face of potential success.