The draw for the 2019 Ulster Senior Football Championship has been made tonight live on RTÉ. Old rivals, Tyrone and Derry will meet for the third time in four years after being drawn in this year’s preliminary round with the winners facing Antrim in the quarter-final. There will be a repeat of the 2018 Ulster […]
FORMER Antrim forward Paddy Cunningham has said that the Saffrons don’t have the talent to compete, and that is why they have had an ultimately disappointing season in 2018. Lenny Harbinson’s team crashed out of the qualifiers last weekend after losing to Offaly. Cunningham, who played for Antrim for over a decade said that the […]
TWENTY-EIGHT times Kevin O’Boyle has pulled on the Saffron jersey and represented his county in championship battle. Twenty-eight times he has felt the butterflies starting to cause mischief in his stomach, 28 times he has felt the tension grow as the throw-in to a big Antrim game approached. Sure, it would be easy to discount […]
ANTRIM manager Lenny Harbinson could be facing a battle to keep the talented Matthew Fitzpatrick on his squad for 2018. The St John’s man has become a target of the Irish League soccer side Ballymena United. Fitzpatrick is no stranger to soccer having played with Glentoran in the Irish League a few years ago. He […]
See this week’s Gaelic Life for the second half of our exclusive two-part interview with Antrim football’s only ever All-Star, Andy McCallin. Here’s a taster… A CAPACITY attendance of 40,000 has packed into St Tiernach’s Park for the 1970 Ulster Final. Antrim haven’t won the title for 19 years, but there’s high hopes this year. […]
ULSTER’S first ever All-Star Andy McCallin disputes the conventional wisdom that the onset of the Troubles ravaged a golden generation of Antrim footballer. In an exclusive two-part interview with Gaelic Life, McCallin talks about the Saffrons’ historic All-Ireland U21 win in 1969 and claims that the county committee played a bigger role in their failure […]
ANTRIM skipper James Laverty sees no reason why they can’t summon the spirit of 2009 in Sunday’s Ulster Championship quarter-final against Donegal. The Cargin half-back, who is still suffering from the complications of slipping a disc in his back in January, is confident that the Saffrons can bring a level of competitiveness to proceedings that […]
MATTHEW Fitzpatrick has been named in the Antrim starting 15 for Sunday’s Ulster Championship quarter-final with Donegal in Ballybofey.
FORMER Antrim star Kevin Brady has cautiously welcomed the idea of a possible All-Ireland Intermediate Football Championship,
The Ulster Council have released designs for the new Casement Park.