Ballycran’s Jamie Fowler outlines a 50/50 final


By Kieran Lynch BALLYCRAN and Portaferry meet in the Down Senior Hurling Championship final for the fifth consecutive year this Sunday, in what promises to be yet another close encounter. Last year’s decider was an epic, where extra-time was needed to determine a winner, with Ballycran eventually winning on a 2-25 to 3-20 score-line. The […]


DOWN PREVIEWS: Trophies up for grabs in the hurling championships


DOWN SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL BALLYCRAN V PORTAFERRY Sunday, Páirc Esler, 3pm THE big two have been lined up for a heavyweight showdown and a repeat of last year’s final. Ballycran got their hands raised 12 months ago but form this time around would point to a Portaferry victory. Advertisement Verdict: Portaferry DOWN INTERMEDIATE HURLING […]


Ballycran have the substance to match the style


In this week’s Gaelic Life, Niall McCoy speaks to Ballycran’s Scott Nicholson ahead of the Down winner Ulster Final clash with Cushendall.  Nicholson pulls no punches in knowing what the rest of the Ulster community thinks of his team but hopes that perceptions will change after this year’s provincial decider. “We’ve always had great hurlers […]


Rampant Ballycran knock Slaughtneil off their throne


Ulster Senior Club Hurling Championship Semi-Final 2018 Ballycran (Down) 4-15 Slaughtneil (Derry) 1-14   Advertisement From Odhrán Crumley in Corrigan Park   Down champions, Ballycran have caused a seismic shock by dumping the reigning Ulster champions, Slaughtneil out in the last four. Ballycran led by two at the break after bringing a real intensity to […]


Slaughtneil galvanised by pain of defeat – McShane


Michael McShane will have the undivided attention of his players ahead of Sunday’s Ulster Semi-Final clash with Ballycran in Corrigan Park.  For the first time in four years, Slaughtneil will not compete in Ulster on both codes meaning hurling firmly takes the driving seat. Speaking to Niall Gartland, the Slaughtneil boss talks through the challenges […]