THERE are many reasons why Dunloy Cúchulainns should be put on a pedestal. The commitment to supporting and encouraging three codes, is up there. Others would point to there incredible success in hurling since 1990. Then there is their phenomenal facilities, the freshest of which is the sports centre. However, there is one element that […]
Down hurling boss Ger Monan has hit out at the hectic schedule faced by his hurlers over the next eight weeks as they do battle on intercounty and club fronts.
Should the Ardsmen reach the Christy Ring and Ulster senior championship finals, they will have played seven and possibly eight games over the next eight weekends – depending on how their opening two games go in the Ring Cup.
Add to that, five Antrim League Division 1 fixtures over the same period and it makes a possible total of 13 games between now and June 12.
County delegates at this weekend’s GAA National Congress in Mullingar will hear for the first time the vision of Liam O’Neill as he prepares to take on the role of President elect for the next 12 months, with hurling in Antrim set to be a key focus.
The cameras of the nation’s media will once again turn on Dunloy next month, as the club has been awarded the prestigious honour of hosting the official launch of the All-Ireland Hurling Championships.
Emigration has hit the Derry senior hurling panel hard this year but Ger Rogan’s young side will continue on their learning curve on Sunday at Cuasack Park when they face Wicklow in the Division 3A final.
It’s not often that Tyrone and Monaghan meet in an Ulster hurling final but provincial honours are at stake on Saturday at Healy Park (12pm) when the sides clash in the Ulster minor league Division 2 final.
Two former Loughgiel players recall the year that the club won the All-Ireland hurling title
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Tyrone 2-19 Leitrim 0-9
Cork met a dogged Offaly at Pairc Ui Chaoimh but eventually pulled away to win by 1-20 to 1-15.