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GAA hardens stance on training date breaches

THE GAA has insisted the September 14 date for inter-county returning to collective training will not be brought forward and is now prepared to punish counties for breaching the protocols. The move is something of a u-turn from the association following comments made by GAA president John Horan who said counties wouldn’t be penalised for […]

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McAuley happy that Antrim will get to complete league campaign with promotion still on offer

ANTRIM defender James McAuley believes the GAA have missed a trick by not opting for an open Championship draw, but is grateful the Saffrons will get the chance to gain promotion from Division Four in the autumn. Last week, the Association published the revamped inter-county calendar which will include a straight knockout football championship, while […]

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Local cancer charities to benefit from ‘The Boys of 93’

TWO Belfast cancer charities which supported the family of the All Ireland winning manager Eamonn Coleman, are to benefit from the proceeds of a book about the legendary GAA character. Cancer Lifeline in North Belfast  and Friends of the Cancer Centre in South Belfast will receive donation from sales of the memoir, ‘The Boys of […]

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McCavana defends fixture schedule amid dual concerns

ANTRIM chairman Ciaran McCavana says he understands the concerns of dual clubs, yet given the time constraints, it was always going to be a tough task to keep everyone happy as Antrim published a revised fixture list for clubs on Tuesday. Last Friday, the schedule for a condensed league and championship was revealed with many […]

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South Antrim chair opens door to ‘Southie’ action

SOUTH Antrim chairman Frank Caldwell says that competitions organised for juveniles and seniors could still go ahead this year should there be sufficient interest. Initially, it was thought that any action to take place this year would be limited to senior teams, but Caldwell revealed that clubs have been contacted to gauge whether there is […]

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Aggies go the extra mile for NI Hospice

MEMBERS of St Agnes’ GAC have gone the extra mile during lockdown as they raised a huge sum for the Northern Ireland Hospice during their ‘Get Fit for the Hospice Challenge’. With training and games put on the backburner over the past three and a half months, club members remained in touch through their various […]

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