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Young Saffrons hoping to go one better against defending champs

LESS than a year ago, Donegal were put to the pin of their collar by Antrim in Corrigan Park and, on Sunday, the defending Ulster minor champions host the Saffrons in Ballybofey as the begin the defence of their title (2pm). After beating Fermanagh in the Ulster preliminary round, Antrim lost out to Donegal 2-11 […]

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Can’t Beat the big stage

THE big occasion. It’s what every player dreams of from a young age. Running out to the roar of the crowd, parading around the field behind the band. It’s what Irish summers are all about for footballers and hurlers. At the beginning of this year, Antrim’s management team of Gearoid Adams and Frank Fitzsimons decided […]

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Boost for Saffrons ahead of Donegal clash as Fitzpatrick has ban overturned

ANTRIM’S hopes of causing a major shock in Sunday’s Ulster Senior Football Championship quarter-final against Donegal in Ballybofey (4pm) have received a huge boost as Matthew Fitzpatrick had his 48-week ban overturned last night (Wednesday). The ace attacker had been handed the ban on Monday night for allegedly ‘deliberately misleading an investigation’ into an incident […]

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McKinley happy to get well-deserved break

ANTRIM joint-manager, Dominic McKinley said he and the players were delighted to give themselves a break from action until May 20 thanks to Saturday’s win over Down in Cushendall. The 12-point win ensured the Saffrons took the direct route into the Christy Ring Cup semi-final with Down now forced into the last chance saloon as […]

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McNaughton taking nothing for granted as Saffrons close in on league final berth

ANTRIM’S hurlers will travel to the Athletic Grounds in Armagh this Sunday in the knowledge that victory can leave them with at least one foot in the 2A final. Indeed, an Antrim win alongside a Carlow victory at Kildare will guarantee a final meeting between the Saffrons and Barrowsiders with one round of games left […]

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St Mary’s expect tough test with final berth up for grabs

All-Ireland Colleges’ Hurling Paddy Buggy Cup semi-final St Mary’s CBGS v Naas CBS (Friday, 2pm, Darver 3G) ST MARY’S CBGS hurling manager Paddy Cunningham believes it is hard to pinpoint where his side are at ahead of their Paddy Buggy Cup semi-final with Leinster champions Naas CBS on Friday afternoon writes Kevin Herron. It is over […]

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