Kehoe Cup semi-final: Antrim Kildare From Andy Watters at the National Sports Centre, Dublin A JAMES McNaughton hat-trick saw Antrim come through a competitive early season test in Abbotstown yesterday to book their place in next weekend’s Kehoe Cup final against Westmeath in Mullingar.
Senior Medallion Shield final: Saturday 2pm in Páirc Chormaic in Eglish: Sacred Heart, Newry v St Patrick’s Academy, Dungannon WHEN these two schools met in the group stages of the Senior Medallion Shield, St Patrick’s Academy beat Sacred Heart, Newry by 3-8 to 1-12 after an exciting hour’s camogie that would decide the top two positions in Section A.
Kehoe Cup semi-final: Antrim v Kildare (tomorrow, Abbotstown, 2pm) A PLACE in the Kehoe Cup final and another competitive game to bridge the gap until the clash with Kerry in their National Hurling League opener on January 27 is the prize for Antrim at Abbotstown in Dublin tomorrow.
Q UEEN’S GAA have honoured their 2018-19 Danske Bank Future Stars, the 15 players to come through a series of trials in December organised by the Ulster Schools’ Council for students in their final year of GSCE studies.
GAA Sidelines TODAY O’Byrne Cup Carlow v Offaly (Netwatch Cullen Park, 2pm) WITH a play-off spot beyond them, Carlow will be hoping to grab a morale-boosting win to carry into their Division Three opener with Sligo.
ST JOHN’S, DRUMNAQUOILE: The club will host a charity football match this Saturday at 2pm and all adult players (over 17) are welcome to participate whether they are men, ladies or non-playing members.
ANTRIM’S new “straight-talking” chairman Ciaran McCavana has declared Casement Park will commence during his watch and believes the new ‘Gaelfast’ project can be rolled out across the county in the next few years.
Best tweet… AFTER a beautiful painting was unveiled on the sidewall of the Lurig Bar in Cushendall in September of the hurling team’s biggest supporter, John McKillop, former Ruairi Og and Antrim hurler Shane McNaughton summed the man up best.
WHEN Laochra Loch Lao defeated McQuillan’s at Coláiste Feirste off the Falls Road on a Sunday afternoon in May it was less a watershed moment than quiet confirmation that Antrim’s newest club were on the right track.