Saffrons short for Laois


Antrim boss Dinny Cahill has resigned himself to being without a number of marquee names for next weekend’s Leinster Championship clash against Laois at O’Moore Park.
The Saffrons had an extensive injury list throughout the league but of that roll-call only Paul Shiels and Karl McKeegan are expected to be available for the Leinster SHC opener on May 14.
That means Cahill will face Laois without Liam Watson, Johnny Campbell, Thomas McCann and Cormac Donnelly through injury, while Sean Delargy will not be available until after the first round due to work commitments.


Cavan hurlers should learn from Tyrone


EARLIER this week, Cavan announced that they were withdrawing from all senior hurling competitions for the season ahead. The justification was that they were instead going to focus their attentions on underage development, putting in place a five-year plan to revolutionise hurling in the county. It was a bold move by the Breffni board, but […]


Positive mood in Derry


DERRY are always capable of being the fly in Ulster hurling’s ointment. Ulster senior championship successes in 2000 and 2001, back to back provincial titles at u-21 in 2007 and 2008 are just some of the occasions when Antrim or Down were supposed to walk off with the silverware. Last Saturday’s win over Down at […]


Fixtures worries for Down


DOWN 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 […]


Dunloy Cuchullains club in focus


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 […]


Monan unhappy with fixtures congestion


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.


New President to extend help to Antrim


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.


Red Hand and Oriel meet in minor decider


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.