David Mohan has been Sports Editor at Belfast Media Group since 2015, having first began working for the company in 2009 on a freelance basis before returning in a full-time role as a sports journalist in 2013.
He is also a radio broadcaster, presenting a local sport and music show on Saturday afternoons.
Dee Walsh hung up his gloves at just 25 despite looking set for big things in the sport, but six years on he finds himself as the man guiding fighters’ fortunes
CARL Frampton has turned up the heat on Jamel Herring as the clock ticks towards his bid to become a three-weight world champion in London next month.
ANTHONY Cache will make his long-awaited first defence of the British super-featherweight title when he faces Leon Woodstock on the undercard of Carl Frampton’s bid to become a three-weight champion against Jamel Herring in London on February 27.
BEECHMOUNT man Carl Winchester has penned a two-and-a-half-year deal with Sunderland having completed his move from Forest Green Rovers earlier this week.
THE chance to become Ireland's first-ever three-weight world champion will arrive e on February 27 when 'The Jackal' challenges WBO super-featherweight champion Jamel Herring in London.
DESPITE the trials and tribulations of 2020, some good did come from the annus horribilis with tweaks to the sporting calendar resulting in changes that many have been calling for.
The Ulster Minor Club Tournament at St Paul’s was another major sporting event that fell by the wayside in 2020 but Brian Coyle looks back with fondness on a competition that has captured the imagination
Guinness PRO14: Leinster v Ulster
SEAN McComb’s quest to claim the Commonwealth lightweight title is put on hold as the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC) confirmed that no bouts will take place under their jurisdiction in January due to the explosion of Covid-19 cases across Ireland and Britain.
ANTRIM have got an early indication of how their 2021 season will look as the GAA confirmed the new season is set to begin at the end of February.
JOE McDonagh success has not been the sole preserve of Antrim’s senior hurlers recently as it has been announced the Naomh Éanna CLG, Glengormley received the Gold Medal Award from Fondúireacht Sheosaimh Mhic Dhonncha - a funding scheme to support clubs with the promotion and development of the Irish language which was established by the GAA and Glór na nGael in Joe’s memory.
Electric Ireland Ulster MFC quarter-finalAntrim 0-8 Monaghan 2-17 DEFENDING champions Monaghan coasted into the semi-final of the Ulster Minor Football Championship as they swept aside Antrim at a sunny and chilly Corrigan Park on Sunday. The Farneymen were in complete command throughout this game and were full value for the win as they led throughout with a late burst of scores putting a gloss on their day's work. Stephen Mooney top-scored with 1-8 in an excellent performance, but there were excellent shifts put in throughout the field for the visitors. For Antrim, it was a tough afternoon, but it must be taken into consideration that they had not played together since an Ulster League game back in March. This game was due to have been played in mid-October, one week after Monaghan overcame Cavan in the preliminary round, but restrictions on all non-elite sport meant it was put back to this weekend and the long delay Cleary didn't do the Saffrons any favours as they started slowly and found themselves chasing the game for the most part. Despite playing into the wind in the opening half, Monaghan were quicker to settle and dominated the early possession, probing and trying to unlock the hosts' defence. They were to hit the front on four minutes as midfielder Tiarnan O'Rourke slung over an excellent point and this was followed by the first converted free of the day from Mooney. Antrim were making little headway in attack but did get off the mark on nine minutes thanks to Ryan McQuillan who curled over superbly from his left boot. However, their moments going forward were few and far between as another pair of Mooney frees helped Monaghan into a 0-4 to 0-1 lead at the water break. They took a little while to add to their tally but Dan McCahey firsted over on 26 minutes and straight after they would take a firm grip on proceedings as Michael Hamill broke through at pace and slipped to James Slevin who thumped low to the net. This goal seemed to spark Antrim to life for the remainder of the half as Sean Duffin kicked a free and added another from play in the space of 60 seconds, but the half would end with Mooney and McQuillan swapping frees as Monaghan took a 1-6 to 0-4 lead into the half.
CONOR McCann has travelled the long road for Antrim over the years and experience some dark days, but under the winter sun on Sunday, the pain of past heartbreaks evaporated for the Kickham's, Creggan man.
Joe McDonagh Cup finalAntrim 0-22 Kerry 1-17
Joe McDonagh Cup final Antrim v Kerry (Croke Park, Sunday, 1pm, live on RTE2) IT’S been an excellent start to life as a manager for Darren Gleeson with the Tipperary man guiding Antrim to League promotion and into Sunday’s Joe McDonagh Cup final.