Friends for Life, UUJ’s glory days: DJ Kane reflects


When DJ Kane left Newry to study in UUJ, his MacRory Cup rivals became his teammates during their golden era in the Sigerson Cup. Michael McMullan writes… DJ KANE remembers the muck and gutters all too well, a patch of ground on the Jordanstown campus with no goalposts. When the rain poured down in the winter months […]


Deegan hails Donnelly’s input in deserved win


By Michael McMullan QUEEN’S manager Conor Deegan was full of praise for attacking ace Luke Donnelly in what he felt was a deserved opening round win in this year’s Sigerson Cup. The Eglish forward hit 1-2 as they reeled in city rivals Ulster University with four late points in a 1-12 to 1-11 win. Ryan […]


Ulster University can still have a say in the destination of the title


By Michael McMullan ULSTER University can still have a big say in the destination of the Sigerson Cup insists manager Barry Dillon. The five-time winners surrendered a two-point lead in the finale of Tuesday’s 1-12 to 1-11 opening round defeat against Belfast rivals Queen’s and Dillon insists there are lessons to be learned. Ulster now […]


Queen’s get Sigerson campaign off to a winning start after late rally


Sigerson Cup Round 1 Queen’s University 1-12 Ulster University 1-11 By Michael McMullan FOUR late points saw Queen’s claw a deserving victory from the jaws of defeat at home to Belfast rivals Ulster University at The Dub on Tuesday night. Advertisement There was a bumper crowd in attendance with over 4,000 viewers tuned into the […]


Belfast derby clash on the way after Sigerson Cup draw


By Michael McMullan ULSTER rivals Ulster University and Queen’s University will meet in the opening round of the 2023 Sigerson Cup at the Dub in the new year. UU, under manager Barry Dillon, were beaten by UCD after qualifying for the quarter-finals of the Ryan Cup (Higher Education League) with wins over QUB, ATU Donegal […]


Ulster University undone by three second half UCD goals in Ryan Cup


RYAN CUP QUARTER FINAL – HIGHER EDUCATION SENIOR FOOTBALL University College Dublin 3-10 Ulster University 2-11 By Michael McMullan THREE second half goals saw UCD come from five points down to see off Ulster University in an open game on Wednesday in the Jordanstown. The home side, with Conor Cush hitting 1-7, own the first […]


Ulster University set to open campaign at home under new manager


By Michael McMullan ULSTER University footballers begin their new senior campaign under new manager Barry Dillon on Wednesday at home to St Mary’s (7.30). Dillon, a former UUJ Sigerson player, takes over from Paul Rouse who remains as part of a management team that includes Benny Hurl and Lee Rooney. Jordanstown bowed out of the […]


IN FOCUS: The Paddy Tally factor


Paddy Tally heads back to All-Ireland final this weekend. Michael McMullan looks at what he has brought to Kerry’s challenge. ONLY Darren McCurry and Cormac Costello have managed to score a goal from play against Kerry this year. The fact both moments could be argued as contenders for goal of the year speaks volumes for […]