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Hearn hopeful he will re-sign Frampton

EDDIE Hearn says he is hopeful he can secure the signature of Carl Frampton to Matchroom Boxing and believes he can make it worth Frampton’s while with big the big fights he craves. Hearn promoted ‘The Jackal’ in the early stages of his career before the North Belfast man and his then-manager, Barry McGuigan split […]

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Fitzsimons withdraws from Antrim managerial race

FRANK Fitzsimons will not manage Antrim in 2018 after withdrawing from the race following the decision of the county executive to seek ‘expressions of interest’ from other parties. At Monday night’s heated County Board meeting, it emerged that Fitzsimons was the only candidate put forward by the clubs and his nomination was approved at the […]

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McGettigan’s charges hoping to chop down Oak Leafers

WHILE the Ulster Senior Football Championship started off with something of a whimper, the Minor Championship has produced a series of thrilling encounters. Antrim’s dramatic extra-time victory over defending provincial champions, Donegal was among the pick of the first round games and the Saffrons will be aiming to repeat their heroics when they take on […]

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Fitzsimons backs call for ‘B’ Championship

AS the gap between the elite teams and the chasing pack in Gaelic football continues to widen, Antrim senior football manager Frank Fitzsimons feels the option of introducing some form of a tiered system to the Championship must be explored. Antrim exited the Ulster Championship at the hands of Donegal, suffering a 16-point defeat in […]

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Late Ahoghill penalty denies Rossa

Antrim Football League Division One O’Donovan Rossa 0-9 Ahoghill 1-7 A GOAL from a last-minute Noel Crossey penalty saw St Mary’s, Ahoghill snatch the league points from Rossa at a rain-lashed Rossa Park on Sunday. The South West side trailed by three going into the final minutes, but Crossey floated over a free before squeezing […]

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Familiar foes have final berth in their sights

IT’S a familiar pairing at Cushendall this Saturday as Antrim and Down meet in the Christy Ring Cup for the third time in two seasons (5pm). Back in the 1990s and early 2000s, battles between the counties offered a place in Croke Park at MacCarthy level whether that was in the form of an All-Ireland […]

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