Fresh start for Down’s new faces

A COUPLE of days can make such a difference. On Sunday, October 16, Donagh McAleenan and Conor Laverty went to war as their two tribes, Warrenpoint and Kilcoo, battled it out for the Frank O’Hare Cup. Kilcoo, the Down kingpins, claimed their tenth county title in 11 years while the ‘Point left Páirc Esler empty handed, […]

GList: Ulster Club scorers supreme

Shaun Casey chronicles the footballers who lit up the scoring charts in the Ulster Senior Club Championship this season… Danny Tallon (Glen) 1-10 WHAT a year it has been for Glen and for Danny Tallon as they reached the pinnacle of provincial football and wrestled the Seamus McFerran Cup from the grasps of Kilcoo. Tallon […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: The Kings of Ulster

MASSIVE congratulations to Glen who claimed their first ever Ulster Club Senior Football title after turning in a phenomenal performance at the weekend. Before I get to the winners, we must at the stage also congratulate Kilcoo on the fantastic run over the last number of years. The benchmark that they have set is incredible […]

Convery hopes success inspires the next generation

By Michael McMullan AS Bronagh Mulholland’s voice bellowed into the Maghera sky on Sunday night, she introduced the entire Glen squad as they stepped up onto the lorry container to take their moment of applause from fans thronged below them. Committee member, mother of players Cathal and Eunan, she took extra delight when it was […]

A trip to Armagh with a difference for Ryan Dougan as Glen right the wrongs of 2021

By Michael McMullan IT was a different day at the Athletic Grounds for Ryan Dougan on Sunday. Different in every way. Just over twelve months ago, he could only look on as Jerome Johnston blasted home Kilcoo’s winning goal. After Connlan Bradley’s overcooked kick-out had him slipping in Paul Devlin’s wake, Dougan was powerless to […]

Ulster chieftains

2019/2021: Mickey Moran (Kilcoo) MICKEY Moran practically had to be dragged up the steps of the Hogan Stand following Kilcoo’s All-Ireland success earlier in the year, but there’s no doubt the soft-spoken Derry man has played an incredible role in their success. Kilcoo had been knocking on the doors for years, but they finally got […]