Rooney eyeing up Ulster run

By Shaun Casey KILCOO are a permanent fixture in the Ulster Club Championship at this stage, but the competition still excites them according to roaming wing-back Miceal Rooney. Rooney, who was a member of Conor Laverty’s Down squad this season as they reached the Tailteann Cup final, bagged 1-1 in the county final victory over Burren […]

The Magpies sweat on Johnston fitness

By Shaun Casey KILCOO are hoping they can call on Jerome Johnston on Sunday as they begin their Ulster Championship campaign with a trip to Brewster Park (3.30pm) against Fermanagh champions Derrygonnelly. The oldest of the three Johnston brothers hobbled off after eight minutes of play against Burren with what looked like a hamstring injury, as the […]

FEATURE: The year Loup were crowned kings of Ulster

It’s 20 years since Loup were crowned Ulster Club champions. Fintan Martin kicked three points off Francie Bellew in their semi-final win over Crossmaglen and he spoke with Michael McMullan about a memorable year. SPORTING stories are like journeys. There’s the start that leads into the meandering chunk in the middle, followed by the destination. […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: Murphy was Donegal’s greatest

WE enter the semi-final stage of the Ulster Club championship this weekend with two more fascinating games in store. Let’s not beat about the bush. Most people in Ulster at the very start of this competition expected the final to be between Kilcoo and Glen and very little has changed since then. Both of these […]

Kilcoo not looking past Gaels test says Gilligan

By Shaun Casey FROM the outside, an Ulster final between Kilcoo and Glen looks like the dream pairing, but the Magpies won’t be underestimating their semi-final opponents Enniskillen Gaels. The Fermanagh side needed extra-time and penalties to eventually shake off Gowna in the provincial quarter-final, and that will give them plenty of momentum heading into […]