CRUMLIN Star travel to face Colin Valley in a cross-city clash in the first round of the Intermediate Cup at the weekend (Valley Park, 1.30pm).
CARRYDUFF hurling manager Damien McCallin is relishing the chance to banish the demons of last year as his side prepare to lock horns with Liatriom in the Down Intermediate Hurling final on Saturday in Newry.
NEWINGTON manager Paul Hamilton is hoping a big result against Dundela on Saturday can get their Championship season back on track after an inconsistent period.
BREDAGH’S hurling joint-manager Danny Hughes believes his side is raring to go ahead of a historic first Senior Championship semi-final for the club against Ballycran at the weekend.
ST MALACHY’S captain Ciaran Vernon believes his side will have to be at their best on Saturday if they stand any chance of overcoming Pearse’s in the Antrim Junior Football Championship semi-final.
BOTH O’Donnell’s and Éire Óg will be vying to reach their first Junior Championship final in over a decade when they face off in the semi final on Saturday.
DAVITT’S hurling boss Martin Mooney insists his side have nothing to lose as they prepare for Saturday’s Junior Championship quarter final tie against Armoy.
SARSFIELD’S Terry O’Neill believes his side have been handed the toughest possible Intermediate quarter-final tie as they host neighbours St Paul’s for a place in the semi-final (Saturday, 3pm, Bear Pit).
LAOCHRA Loch Lao’s Seán Ó hEacháin is hoping his side can finally get the better of Éire Óg when the two sides meet at the weekend, as they aim to secure their place in the Junior Championship semi-final (Coláiste Feirste, Saturday, 3pm).
PEARSE’S player Michael Bannon expects his side to come out all guns blazing against St Agnes’ when the two lock horns in the Junior Championship quarter-final at Naomh Éanna on Saturday (3pm).
ST JAMES’ Swifts secured a memorable League Cup success, defeating recently promoted Ballymena 3-2 in a dramatic and emotional game at the Blanchflower Stadium on Saturday night.
St Oliver Plunkett caused a cup upset by defeating Division 2 champions Camlough Rovers 2-1 in an entertaining game at the Blanchflower Stadium to lift the divisional League Cup on Monday night.
NEWINGTON manager Paul Hamilton expressed his delight at his side’s early season form, but insists the Swans won’t be getting carried away by their recent positive results.
St Oliver Plunkett manager Gerard Crossley believes victory for his team in the Division Two League Cup final against Camlough on Monday evening would be the perfect way to round off what has been a promising season for his young side.
ANTRIM ladies captain Cathy Carey expressed her relief that Antrim live to fight another day in their quest to lift a first All-Ireland Junior title in 10 years as they gear up to take on Fermanagh in the replay of the final in Armagh on Saturday.