Ulster players named in Soaring Star selection

THERE was an Ulster flavour to the 2022 PwC Camogie Soaring Stars selection with Antrim’s Dervla Cosgrove  named as Junior Player of the Year. All-Ireland Intermediate champions Galway are represented by seven players: defenders Ciara Hickey, Clara Donohue, Katie Manning and Lisa Casserly on the back line.  Jennifer Hughes took her position in midfield, with […]

McCormick delighted as Loughgiel end seven years of hurt

By Shaun Casey IT’S been a long time coming for Loughgiel. For the last seven years, they’ve played second fiddle to a dominant Sleacht Néill outfit, but they reversed their fortunes last Saturday afternoon. The Shamrocks were the better team on display, but it took all their might to finally shake off a determined Sleacht […]

Clonduff camog O’Hagan savours Ulster success

By Shaun Casey CLONDUFF edged out old foes Eglish last weekend to earn their first Ulster title since 2019. A super second-half display from Kieran McGourty’s side was enough to capture the trophy, with three points the difference in the end. “It was a great game, Eglish put it up to us every step of […]

Antrim trio in contention for camogie award

THERE will be definitely be an Antrim camogie  Player of the Year after three of their All-Ireland Junior Championship winning side have been shortlisted for the award. Dervla Cosgrove scored four goals in their pulsating fine win over Armagh and she is joined by goalkeeper Aine Graham and and Emma Laverty. Joint managers Mark ‘Duck’ McFadden […]

CATHERINE McGOURTY: The usual suspects

IT’S that time of year again when we begin to see county finals take place across the country. Around the Ulster scene so far we have seen Crosserlough crowned champions of Cavan, Granemore are top dogs in Armagh and Loughgiel declared Antrim champions. Eglish will also represent Tyrone in Ulster while Sleacht Néill aim to […]

Ulster Schools’ Camogie All-Stars announced

THE EOS IT Solutions Ulster Schools’ 2022/23 All-Star camogie team was announced on Wednesday at a reception in UU Jordanstown. A process that began with over 100 players continued with 45 selected for Tusday’s final trial. “This All-Star scheme has been in operation now for almost two decades and has recognised many players who have […]

Ulster players nominates for camogie Soaring Stars awards

THERE are a number of Ulster players among the list of nominations for the 2022 PwC Camogie Soaring Stars. The shortlist has been compiled by a dedicated All-Star  Nomination Committee, to celebrate the high performance and commitment of players  throughout the 2022 Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Intermediate and Premier Junior  Championship season. All-Ireland Intermediate Champions Galway […]

Antrim duo nominated for Manager of the Year

ANTRIM joint managers Brian Kearney and Mark ‘Duck’ McFadden have been nominated for Manager of the year at at next month’s PwC Camogie All-Stars awards night. The duo managed the Antrim County to victory over Ulster rivals Armagh in the All-Ireland Junior final. There are no Ulster players nominated in a list dominated by senior […]

CATHERINE McGOURTY: Rising standards – Ulster camogie is breaking new ground  

I HAVE been very privileged over the past five years to be involved in what I believe is the rising standards of camogie in Ulster. We currently see both Antrim and Down playing at senior inter-country level with Derry narrowly beaten in the Intermediate semi-final. Then in the Junior final, we saw Armagh battle it […]