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The Perfect Storm

“It’s all over and Antrim have done it. For the first time in 18 years, they are victorious in the Ulster Championship.”   SUNDAY, May 28, 2000 was the day all involved with Antrim football had been longing for. It had been 18 long years since they tasted victory in the Ulster Senior Football Championship […]

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Club Aontroma’s Murphy insists Casement an “equality issue”

CLUB Aontroma chairman, Niall Murphy has said the proposed redevelopment of Casement Park is an “equality issue” that must be addressed as a matter of urgency. The Naomh Éanna clubman has won his personal battle with Covid-19 but is now returning to full health and turning his attention to the ongoing saga with Antrim’s county […]

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St Patrick’s stalwart raises £40,000 for Trócaire with 120km ‘Camino’ trek

A RETIRED GP from Lisburn has completed a gruelling 120km walk and raised £40,000 for charity on the week of his 58th birthday. Dr Martin McMullan, who is a committee member of St Patrick’s GAC, Lisburn, emulated the famous Camino walk from Logrono to Burgos without ever leaving his driveway. Having started out with a […]

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McCann relishing chance to lead Antrim when hurling returns

CONOR McCann is relishing the chance of leading Antrim into battle against Kerry when their rescheduled Division 2A league final is given the go-ahead. Back in March, the Saffrons had been scheduled to face the Kingdom at Croke Park as part of a double-header with the Division One football clash between Dublin and Meath. Yet, […]

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Saffron skipper still dreaming of Croke Park

ANTRIM’S Declan Lynch believes counties who miss out on a league final appearance at Croke Park this year should be given a game at headquarters next year. Last month, a special congress approved emergency powers to alter the structure of this year’s Championships with current restriction in the Republic set to last until at least […]

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Relive Antrim’s 1989 All-Ireland final appearance

WHILE sports fans have been starved of live-action for over six weeks, the down-time has afforded the opportunity to deliver some great games of the past with old classics filling the void. Sunday afternoons are now dominated by some of these fixtures on TG4 with Sundaypast seeing the 2017 All-Ireland Hurling final between Galway and […]

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