Hunger key to Loughgiel’s continued run of success


By Michael McMullan THE desire to keep winning silverware drove Loughgiel minors to a second Ulster minor title on Saturday, insists Darragh Patterson. The Shamrocks were 3-11 to 0-8 winners over a Carrickmore, Éire Óg team they held scoreless in the second half. Patterson, a recent Mageean Cup winner with St Louis, Ballymena, was one of […]


Éire Óg aiming for famous Ulster win against Loughgiel


By Alan Rodgers HOPE is springing in rich measure among the Carrickmore, Éire Óg minor hurlers as they bid to become Ulster champions this Saturday. But the teenagers, who have recorded impressive victories on the provincial stage so far, will have to be on top form. For standing against them will be Antrim champions, Loughgiel. […]


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. […]


Carrickmore man leading the charge at Glasgow Gaels


By Niall Gartland A CARRICKMORE native will attempt to plot the downfall of Stewartstown when they take on Glasgow Gaels in Sunday’s All-Ireland Junior Championship quarter-final. The Glasgow-based side are managed by Jimmy Treacy, who has never lost his love for the GAA despite moved across the water for 13 years now. He grew up […]


Kelly never doubted Errigal’s day would come


By Niall Gartland ERRIGAL Ciaran footballer Niall Kelly says he never countenanced any doubts that they could get their hands on the O’Neill Cup, despite some of the setbacks of recent seasons. They came out second best in the 2017 and 2019 finals, and there were a number of other stomach-churning defeats which could’ve derailed a […]


Eire Og’s Grogan hoping for provincial progress against Lisbellaw


By Niall Gartland EIRE Og hurlers deservedly retained the Benburb Cup, and Sean Og Grogan is now looking forward to an enticing Ulster Intermediate Championship opener against Fermanagh representatives Lisbellaw on Saturday afternoon at Pairc Colmcille. These two teams met at the provincial semi-final juncture last year, but Carrickmore failed to fire on the day against […]


Finding their own way


Darragh and Ruairi Canavan have helped shoot Errigal Ciaran into Sunday’s showdown with Carrickmore. Michael McMullan spoke to former coaches of the two brothers about their development… PAUL Devlin instantly addressed the bloodlines of both Darragh and Ruairi Canavan when they arrived on the Tyrone underage conveyor belt. Sons of former All-Ireland winning captain Peter […]


Carrickmore want to take next step says McGarrity


By Niall Gartland CARRICKMORE teenager Lorcan McGarrity is having a debut championship campaign to remember, and he’s keen to take the next step of featuring in the blue ribbon event of county final day. It won’t be easy – Clonoe have parked a lacklustre league campaign and wins over Moortown and Donaghmore have undoubtedly restored […]