Belfast Telegraph

GAA star O'Hanlon hopes for netball success

By RICHARD BULLICK

Caroline O'Hanlon has her sights set on extending a highly successful club season in ladies gaelic but she also holds high hopes for the domestic campaign just started in netball.

On Sunday she captains Carrickcruppen against Donegal champions Termon as the South Armagh club aim to secure a first ever appearance in the Ulster Senior Championship final.

It has been another notable week on the gaelic front for Daisy Hill Hospital doctor O'Hanlon, who inspired her club to victory over Newtownbutler and made the 2013 All Stars shortlist.

Tonight, though, the focus will be on netball as her Larkfield side seek to follow up last week's emphatic 85-29 win over Causeway with another convincing victory against Bangor.

It is a busy schedule for the multi-talented Bessbrook woman, who has captained her respective clubs in the two sports to unprecedented success but is hungry for fresh honours.

Larkfield's long-serving skipper is frustrated that the Lisburn club hasn't won a trophy since the historic Premier League and Senior Cup double in 2010.

"We've watched the two big Belfast teams sharing the honours between them these past three years and are determined to secure some silverware this season," insists the Northern Ireland star.

"There's good depth there now with Lisa Bowman back after her maternity break and Neamh Woods returning."

Current champions Belfast Ladies shouldn't be too tested in their first Premier League derby against newcomers Westside.

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