Loughgiel and Éire Óg set up Ulster minor hurling clash


Ulster Minor Hurling Tournament semi-finals Loughgiel 3-18 Lavey 1-6 THREE goals from Jack McCloskey shot reigning champions Loughgiel into Satutrday’s final with a comfortable win over Derry champions Lavey on Saturday at Ballinascreen. The Shamrock’s now face Éire Óg of Carrickmore after their extra-time win over Bredagh on the back of winning the shield competition. […]


Lavey’s underage hurling stock continues to rise


Ulster Minor Hurling Tournament semi-final Saturday, Ballinascreen, 2pm By Michael McMullan LAVEY take on Antrim champions Loughgiel in the Ulster Minor Hurling Championship, another step in the club’s revamp of their underage hurling structures. The late Collie McGurk was manager of the team before his untimely death, but his fingerprints are all over the new […]


Updated fixtures for Ulster minor hurling tournament in Ballinascreen


By Michael McMullan BALLINASCREEN have released their amended fixtures for their Ulster Club Minor Hurling Championship after the weather played havoc with last weekend’s games. The tournament returns after two years of inactivity. Reigning champions Loughgiel are back to defend the title they won in 2019 when they take on Lavey in the cup competition. […]


Sleacht Néill still on the hunt for new boss


By Michael McMullan SLEACHT Néill are still searching for a new senior football manager to succeed Paul Bradley who stepped down after three years in charge. The club confirmed to Gaelic Life that a sub-committee has been formed to take care of the appointment and are still currently actively searching for a manager. It comes […]


Ballinascreen appoint new senior football manager


By Michael McMullan BALLINASCREEN have appointed a new senior football manager for the 2023 season. Glenullin man Michael O’Kane has taken over from a duo of Mark McCullagh and Mickey Gallagher who stepped aside at the end of 2022 after one year in charge. O’Kane has managed his native club in the past and has […]


Eoghan Rua hurlers thriving on battling displays on the title trail


By Michael McMullan IT’S been an eventful season for the hurlers of Eoghan Rua who take on Ballinascreen this Saturday’s intermediate decider. After languishing in the junior ranks, a win over Lavey was the springboard on their way to defeating a fancied Swatragh in the semi-final. With last weekend’s football relegation play-off with Kilrea called […]


Derry cancel senior football relegation play-offs


By Michael McMullan THERE will be no relegation from the Derry Senior Football Championship this season after Derry CCC informed clubs they were cancelling the four relegation play-offs. At the start if the year, Derry CCC planned to shrink their 16-team Senior Championship and Division One to 12 teams for the 2023 season, via four […]


New management duo begin building phase in Ballinascreen


By Michael McMullan THE word building creeps up three times during a short conversation with Mark McCullagh as he looks ahead to life as Ballinascreen’s joint manager. It’s Monday afternoon at Loughmacrory Primary School where he teaches with Carrickmore native Mickey Gallagher. Together, they head up ‘Screen’s management team for the year ahead that began […]


Derry overcome stubborn London resistance


Allianz Football Leagues Division Four Derry 0-19 London 1-9 From Odhrán Crumley in Ballinascreen Derry have made it two wins from two in Division Four with an industrious win over London in Ballinascreen. Advertisement The performance from the Oakleaf men can be described as workmanlike given the task at hand and the defensive, sticky and […]