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Antrim hoping to draw home comforts ahead of Corrigan clash

All-Ireland Senior Football Qualifiers Round Two Antrim v Kildare (Saturday, 3pm, Corrigan Park) IT was meant as a tongue-in-cheek tweet, sent out against the backdrop of Kildare’s famous ‘Newbridge or nowhere’ campaign last summer, but Paddy McBride admits he had no idea how much influence his post would have. Some 20 minutes after Antrim were […]

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Corrigan Park gets the green light to host Qualifier clash

THE GAA have confirmed that Corrigan Park will host the second round Qualifier meeting between Antrim and Kildare on Saturday, June 22. The Saffrons had been drawn out first for Monday’s draw and would have been a designated ‘home’ county in any case owing to their Division Four status. However, there were fears that Antrim […]

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Saffron Saturday as hurlers and footballers seek to progress

Joe McDonagh Cup Round Four Antrim v Westmeath (Saturday, 2pm, Dunloy) THE permutations are much simpler for Antrim this time around as they seek to reach the Joe McDonagh Cup final. Almost exactly 12 months ago, the Saffrons had to defeat Kerry in Cushendall while also needing a favour from Westmeath against Carlow. In any […]

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Antrim ace Fitzpatrick backs tiered Championship plans

IT looks as though some form of a tiered Championship in football is coming down the tracks, possibly as soon as next summer and Antrim star Matthew Fitzpatrick feels change should be welcomed. Speaking after Monday morning’s round one Qualifier draw, which paired Antrim away to Louth, GAA president John Horan reiterated his desire to […]

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Saffron skipper McCann braced for Offaly backlash

Joe McDonagh Cup Round Three Offaly v Antrim (Saturday, 3pm, O’Connor Park, Tullamore) HAVING lost their opening two Joe McDonagh Cup games, Offaly will be itching to get off the mark at the third time of asking when they host Antrim at O’Connor Park, Tullamore on Saturday. When the Faithful County lost their Liam MacCarthy […]

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Antrim face tough challenge to overcome Red Hands

Ulster Senior Football Championship quarter-final Antrim v Tyrone (Saturday, 6pm Athletic Grounds, Live on BBC2) IF ever Antrim needed a timely boost ahead of their daunting clash against Tyrone, then Cavan provided it against Monaghan last Saturday at Kingspan Breffni Park. Monaghan were odds on favourites to progress, but Mickey Graham’s men prepared for an […]

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