NEVER mind the cry of the curlew or puddle splashes not resonating quite so deeply, the real sound of the Irish summer is the hopeful shout that ‘The provincial football championships aren’t dead!’ Except they are.
St Clare Cup final: Wednesday May 22, 1pm in Cargin GFC, Toomebridge: St Patrick’s, Maghera v St Louis, Ballymena IT IS a month since St Patrick’s, Maghera won the south Derry derby semi-final with St Mary’s, Magherafelt to book their place in this St Clare Cup final Today's opponents, St Louis, Ballymena, played their derby semi-final with Cross and Passion, Ballycastle 10 days ago.
Christy Ring Cup Group One: Derry 0-20 Donegal 1-14 DERRY survived a real scare thanks to a flurry of late scores in order to overcome Donegal and remain on track for a Christy Ring Cup semi-final spot.
Christy Ring Cup Group One: Wicklow 2-19 Down 2-25 DOWN returned to winning ways with a slick performance as they swept aside the challenge of Wicklow in an exciting Christy Ring Cup clash at Aughrim on Saturday.
National Hurling League Division 2: Derry 2-14 Roscommon 1-8 BEFORE a crowd of around 200 at Celtic Park, Derry moved a step closer to promotion to division one for the first time with this deserved win over a battling Roscommon.
BY the time Neil McManus eventually hangs up his hurl, he wants Antrim to be back where he found them at the start of his inter-county career – going toe-to-toe with the big boys on the League and Championship stage.