We’re hoping to follow in Sleacht Néill footsteps says McNaughton

By Niall Gartland LOUGHGIEL buried the ghosts of seasons past when they overcame their nemesis Sleacht Néill in the Ulster Senior Championship Camogie final, but that doesn’t mean that they’re no longer mindful of the exploits of their fiercest provincial rivals. Captain Úna McNaughton doesn’t need reminded that Sleacht Néill have won three All-Ireland Camogie […]

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 […]

McCormick delighted as Loughgiel end seven years of hurt

By Shaun Casey IT’S been a long time coming for Loughgiel. For the last seven years, they’ve played second fiddle to a dominant Sleacht Néill outfit, but they reversed their fortunes last Saturday afternoon. The Shamrocks were the better team on display, but it took all their might to finally shake off a determined Sleacht […]

Loughgiel claim Ulster Camogie crown

Loughgiel 2-13 Sleacht Néill 1-11 LOUGHGIEL claimed their first Ulster title since 2015 with a five-point victory over familiar foes Sleacht Néill in the tenth successive provincial final between the sides. Two goals from Caitrin Dobbin and Roisin McCormack put the Loughgiel ladies six-points ahead inside the opening twenty minutes. But Sleacht Néill battled back […]

A tenth meeting of Ulster’s top dogs

By Michael McMullan THE more things change, the more they stay the same. Eight years may have passed, but it’s still Sleacht Néill and Loughgiel at loggerheads to become champions of Ulster. Saturday’s clash in Newry will be the tenth meeting of the clubs with the Antrim champions searching for a first title since 2015 […]

Portaferry glad to have Ulster opportunity

PORTAFERRY are set to embark on their first Ulster Senior Hurling Championship campaign since winning the competition in 2014 – and challenges don’t come much bigger than their semi-final opponents Sleacht Néill, whom they face on Sunday at Corrigan Park. They missed out on an opportunity to test themselves on the provincial stage two years […]

KEVIN HINPHEY: My predictions for Ulster club hurling success

The race for Ulster Club honours is firmly underway in the province. the Junior and Intermediate competitions are always fiercely contested between evenly matched teams from across the Ulster counties, with the Antrim, Derry and Down champions competing for the senior crown. The tie of the round in the opening round of the Junior Championship was […]

Derry duo named on All-Star football team

TWO of Derry’s Ulster winning team have been listed on the All-Star team of the year. Rory Gallagher’s side took home the Anglo Celt Cup for the first time since 1998 before bowing out to Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final. Skipper Chrissy McKaigue – who has played 113 times for Derry – and midfielder Conor […]