McNaughton lauds revival but he still urges caution
Antrim hurling legend Terence 'Sambo' McNaughton is a past master of shooting from the hip.
Antrim hurling legend Terence 'Sambo' McNaughton is a past master of shooting from the hip.
Two Ulster counties will be involved in the pursuit of All-Ireland honours in different codes this weekend.
The notion that there is no longer any room for dual players on the club front in particular has been robustly rubbished by Antrim joint football boss Frank Fitzsimons.
Antrim cruised to a comfortable 20 point victory over Donegal in the Ulster Championship semi-final on Saturday afternoon.
Belfast boxer Carl Frampton has hit back at a Twitter troll who criticised him for wearing an Antrim GAA jersey.
Hard work and commitment is back among the Antrim hurling squad. And with that, a return to Division 1B after two years absence with victory over Carlow in the 2A final played on Saturday in a Pairc Esler quagmire.
Antrim will play their hurling in the bright lights of Division 1B in 2018, after this gritty win over a resilient Carlow side in the Division 2A final.
Antrim joint manager Frank Fitzsimons is keeping his fingers crossed that he will have more selection options available to him for Sunday's all-important Allianz Football League Division Three clash with Longford.
For the second time within four days, an Ulster school bearing the name St Mary's will attempt to power to All-Ireland glory.
Antrim's hopes of staying in Division Three of the National Football League received a boost at Corrigan Park yesterday as they overcame fellow strugglers Laois with two points to spare.
When St Mary's University College won the coveted Sigerson Cup against all the odds last month, they underlined that sporting romance is still blossoming. And further success has come the way of the west Belfast seat of learning now that coach Paddy Tally has just taken delivery...
It's a tall order ahead of Antrim Under-21s tonight as they prepare to face Ulster champions Monaghan in the preliminary round of the Ulster Championship at The Dub, Queen's University's grounds (throw-in 8pm).
Armagh were outclassed by Westmeath in the National Hurling League in Mullingar yesterday afternoon.
Antrim hung on for a two-point victory over Kildare in Cushendall in yesterday's National Hurling League 2A clash to maintain their push for promotion.
Antrim suffered a narrow two-point defeat to Louth in a grueling affair in Drogheda yesterday as their future in Division Three grows ever more precarious.
Antrim joint manager Frank Fitzsimons has warned his side to roll up their sleeves and be prepared for "the fight of their lives" as they get set for the crucial second phase of the Allianz Football League.
Level eight times over the course of the game, a draw was always on the cards from this hard fought NHL Division 2A tie at Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow yesterday.
Long-serving Antrim goalkeeper Chris O'Connell is reluctantly beginning to accept that inter-county hurling is becoming more of a "young man's game", as he puts it himself.
A strong second half performance saw Antrim get their National Hurling League 2A campaign off to a winning start against London at a cold and windy Corrigan Park yesterday.
Antrim suffered a second successive league defeat when they lost to Offaly by 13 points in O'Connor Park, Tullamore and are now bottom of Division Three.
Dominic McKinley has been at the coal face of hurling for too long to believe that Antrim are sure-fire candidates for promotion from Division 2A of the Allianz Hurling League.
The careers of two of Ulster's top hurlers have just taken markedly contrasting turns. Paul Shiels, the architect of so much success with Antrim in the past, returns to the squad in advance of Sunday's Allianz League Division 2A clash with London at Corrigan Park, Belfast while...
Antrim manager Frank Fitzsimons insisted that there were positives to take from his side's opening day defeat to Tipperary in Division Three of the Allianz Football League.
Antrim rounded off their Walsh Cup campaign with a comprehensive victory over DCU at Jordanstown yesterday, with Neil McManus bagging four goals.
Watty Graham's, Glen will have their sights set on a history-making feat when they begin the defence of the Bank of Ireland Paddy McLarnon Ulster U21 club champions trophy today by meeting Cavan representatives Ramor United at the Creggan Kickhams complex...
Fermanagh cruised into the semi-finals - against Tyrone in Clones on Sunday - with an easy win against an Antrim side that were listless and second best for almost the entire game.
Monaghan cantered to a 17-point victory over a disappointing Antrim in yesterday's Dr McKenna Cup round two game to leave them on the brink of a place in the semi-final.
Kilkenny turned in a dominant second half display to overrun Antrim by 26 points in the Walsh Cup at Abbottstown GAA centre yesterday.
Ryan Murray is going about the business of securing a regular slot in the Antrim side in style.
Antrim's senior hurlers got their 2017 campaign off to an impressive start with a somewhat surprising nine-point win over Westmeath in the opening round of the Bord na Móna Walsh Cup at Kinnegad yesterday.
St Mary's claimed the points at Glenavy in yesterday's opening Dr McKenna Cup Section B game against an experimental Antrim side with a point to spare despite most observers making it a two-point win for the Ranch.
Antrim joint football manager Frank Fitzsimons has insisted Antrim will be challenging harder in their group this year than last, after gaining a greater share of his players from university commitments.
It can be safely assumed that there will be no strenuous objections in Antrim in particular should current Leinster Council chairman John Horan be chosen as President-elect of the GAA at Congress next month.
The Antrim football management team of Frank Fitzsimons and Gearoid Adams have received an unexpected bonus now that veteran midfield ace Michael McCann has indicated that he may make himself available for selection again in the foreseeable future.
When Donaghmoyne overcame St Mary's, Aghagallon in the recent Ulster club intermediate football championship semi-final, their manager Paddy Martin was lavish in his praise of the Antrim champions.
Antrim midfield strongman Sean McVeigh is urging his team-mates to rid themselves of what he believes to be an inherent inferiority complex before they get down to business in the Dr McKenna Cup and Allianz League.
The O'Donovan Rossa club in west Belfast will mark a significant milestone in its history tonight when a gala centenary banquet will be held in the Europa Hotel, Belfast.
Antrim have certainly not had their sorrows to seek on the hurling front this year but as the curtain begins to come down on what has been a traumatic campaign, the county could yet enjoy a much-needed double boost.
Lamh Dhearg hurling club hotshot Domhnall Nugent makes no secret of his ambition as his side limber up for the All-Ireland Junior Club Championship series.
Former Derry manager Brian McIver has been a peripheral figure in Kilcoo's bid to complement their dominance of the Down Senior Football Championship by landing the Ulster club title for the first time.
Racquel McCarry has certainly been hitting the high spots at both club and county level in camogie this season.
Cargin were celebrating back-to-back Antrim Senior Football Championship titles as a commanding first-half performance gave St Gall's just too much to do in yesterday's final at Corrigan Park.
The chasm-wide gap that existed between his side and Down champions Ballygalget in this one-sided Ulster senior club hurling championship semi-final at Maghera yesterday merely serves to put Loughgiel manager Johnny Campbell even more on guard for an alluring final meeting...
A strong finish saw St Gall's advance to the final of the Antrim Senior Football Championship thanks to a two-point win - 1-7 to 0-8 - over Lamh Dhearg in Ahoghill last night.
Kieran McGourty is hoping to propel St Gall's towards what could prove a second honour within a matter of weeks when he lines out against Lamh Dhearg in the Antrim Senior Football Championship semi-final at Ahoghill tonight (8.00pm).
Antrim manager Seamus McKenna cut a dejected-looking figure in the otherwise empty press conference room after his side suffered a complete collapse to Longford, having led by nine points after only 24 minutes.
Amazing as it sounds, but another two own goals in an All-Ireland final - coming a week after it scuppered Mayo - helped Longford overturn what was a nine-point deficit to deservedly win the All-Ireland Ladies' Junior football final.
Antrim ladies' manager Seamus McKenna has revealed his team are getting a look around Croke Park tomorrow night to strip away a bit of the ground's mystique ahead of Sunday's All-Ireland junior final against Longford (throw-in, 11.45am).
St Gall's gave Antrim football another shot in the arm by winning the prestigious Kilmacud Sevens competition at the weekend.
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