Keeping Kilcoo in range is key, says Jones

KILCOO claimed their 11th Down Championship in 12 years when they dispatched Burren with relative ease just over a fortnight ago. Next, it’s Derrygonnelly’s turn to give them a rattle. The teams last met in the 2021 Ulster Club Final on a day the Harps might prefer to forget. After keeping with the Down men for 15 […]

Bridge gymnasts show how it’s done in Belfast

LAST weekend Bridge gymnasts attended the Northern Ireland Championship Qualifiers in Shooting Starz Gymnastics Club. The two-day event comprising of floor, vault, beam and bars saw all the gymnasts placing with stiff opposition. SATURDAY RESULTS: Level 5: Dearbhlá Cogan – 1st Vault, 1st Floor Lili Kurek – 1st beam, 2nd Floor, 3rd Bars, 2nd AA Level 6: Guilana […]

Aghadrumsee ready to embark on Ulster journey

Four weeks ago Aghadrumsee beat the favourites Tempo by a point in extra time to take the intermediate crown and after a few days off to enjoy that feat, they turned their attention this Saturday’s Ulster Club quarter-final with Cavan champions Ballyhaise. It’s a home venue for the Fermanagh champions and manager Anthony Murphy is […]

Kinawley welcome Bredagh for Ulster Club opener

Kinawley ladies welcome Down champions Bredagh to Patrick McManus Park for their Ulster Senior Club quarter Final this afternoon (Sunday, 2pm) and it’s going to be a huge test for the Borus. Belfast side, Bredagh, claimed their 10th senior title when they beat Kilcoo 5-21 to 1-4 in their county final, just over a week ago, […]

Third time lucky for Lyons?

The last time Erne Gaels and Derrygonnelly went head-to-head in a Senior Championship Final was back in 2016. Ryan Lyons was the captain that day and on Sunday, he will again lead the Erne Gaels team out at Brewster Park but this time he’ll be hoping for a different result, as he recalls the ‘heartbreak’ […]

Winning championships is the stuff of dreams

This Saturday evening, Danny Leonard will hope to follow in the footsteps of his older brother Louis, who captained Derrylin to Intermediate success back in 2014. Danny was only 18 that day when the O’Connell’s won it for the first time in 17 years, but he was in the starting 15. “It was a special occasion because […]

Under 17s Finals moved out of Brewster Park

The Under 17 Championship Finals scheduled to take place at Brewster Park have both been moved to alternative venues.  The St Mary’s versus Teemore ‘B’ Final which was due to form part of a doubleheader on Saturday, with the Intermediate Final between Teemore and Derrylin, has been moved to Derrygonnelly, at the earlier time of […]

Harps hoping to give a better account of themselves

Derrygonnelly manager, Sean Flanagan, knows what success on the sidelines tastes like. He managed the Harps to senior championship glory in ’09, ’18, ’19 and again in 2021. This weekend Flanagan alongside Paul Greene will bid to bring the New York Cup back to Derrygonnelly for the seventh time since 2015. For some, keeping the […]

Ryder knows too well the threat Derrygonnelly presents

It’s been 42 long years since Erne Gaels last lifted the New York Cup but this weekend Seamus Ryder and his team hope to end that wait. After losing last year’s decider to Enniskillen Gaels, the Erne Gaels manager admitted that “the hurt showed there in the second half and it just drove us on. We […]

The hurt of last year’s defeat spurs Belcoo on to win

“IT’S a great feeling,” said Belcoo manager Paul McGrath after his side lifted the Junior Championship Cup on Sunday afternoon. “We were in the final last year and got nipped by a point by Lisnaskea, so this was always on our radar this season. We were hoping to get promoted in the league, which we did, […]