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Lynch urges people to stay at home after testing positive for Covid-19

ANTRIM senior football captain Declan Lynch has reiterated the ‘Stay at Home’ message after contracting the Covid-19 virus himself. Thankfully, Lynch is over the worst of it and his symptoms were relatively mild. However, the health scare for a leading inter-county player underlines one of the deadliest traits of the virus – that anyone and […]

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Home skilling the temporary normal for young players

A SUNNY Easter weekend would usually be the cue for a hive of activity on the sporting fields of Ireland, but as we know all too well, this year offers anything but. Easter Saturday would ordinarily see clubs from across the city compete for the U12 Joe Cahill Memorial Football Tournament at MacRory Park, but […]

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‘Fitzy’ open to future Antrim return

FORMER Antrim star Matthew Fitzpatrick admits he’d love to don the county jersey again, but concedes it will be some time before he lines out for the Saffrons. Having secured a move to Irish League title contenders Coleraine at the beginning of 2020, Fitzpatrick’s Gaelic football commitments are on hold for the foreseeable. Prior to […]

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Tributes pour in for Paddy McIlvenny

TRIBUTES have poured in from across the GAA community for Paddy McIlvenny who died from Covid-19 on Wednesday. The 62-year-old Andersonstown man, known locally as ‘Paddy Mac’ was a former GAA player and administrator, while he was also a former bar manager of Casement Social Club. Paddy began his GAA life with St Teresa’s where […]

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Remembering that summer in Dublin

A LONG delivery, the battle for possession and the sliotar squirts free, breaking kindly to Karl Stewart inside the penalty area who has the presence of mind to gather, dart inside and make the room for the shot. A swing of ash and the ball goes up and between the posts. It puts Antrim ahead […]

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Ciaran Barr: GPA, Casement Park, school days and the keys to success

IN the second part of my interview with Ciaran Barr, the Antrim All-Star discusses his new role in the GPA, thoughts on Casement Park, recalls his school experience at St Mary’s CBGS and offers his insight to what is the key to success. Barr recently took on the role of Finance and Operations Head in […]

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